Hyman Segal

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Hyman Segal

(1914-05-26) May 26, 1914 (age 110)
DiedDecember 6, 2004(2004-12-06) (aged 90)
St Ives, Cornwall, England
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
MovementFigurative art

Hyman Segal (26th May 1914 – 6 December 2004) was a British painter, sculptor and designer. [1] He won a scholarship aged 12 to study at St Martins School of Art and became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists. A founding member of the Penwith Society of Artists, he was particularly known for his drawings of local local people and cats.

He died in St Ives, Cornwall aged 90.

Life and career

Hyman Segal was born in London in 1914 and was educated at the Jews' Free School. He was one of seven children of a family of Russian Immigrants who lived in the East End of London. At the age of 12 he gained a scholarship to Saint Martin's School of Art and developed skills in painting, sculpture and design. He became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists.

He set up his own advertising design studio, one of his commisions was the poster for the 1936 All Blacks tour.

Following war service in Africa with the Royal Engineers, he settled in Cornwall. He joined the St. Ives Society of Artists and also became a founder member of the Penwith Society of Artists. He also worked in St Agnes and as an art therapist at the Tehidy Sanatorium.

He died in St Ives in December 2004, aged 90.


  • Art Colony (1988)
  • As I was Going to St. Ives (1994)
  • Familiar Faces of St. Ives (c.1955)

See also

  • St Ives, Cornwall
  • List of St. Ives artists


  1. "Hyman Segal". Retrieved 2021-03-03.

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