Henry Miller: Remembering Martin E. Segal, New York's "Titan of the Arts"
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Martin E. Segal, a legendary advocate of the arts in New York City, died on August 5th at the age of 96. In reporting his death the following morning, the New York Times called him "one of the city's leading cultural figures" and a "titan of the arts." He had been Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts from 1981 to 1986 and Chairman Emeritus thereafter; he was founding president of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and founder and former Chair of the Alliance for the Arts; he was a board member of numerous other arts organizations and a financial supporter of still more -- all while leading the renowned international consulting firm that he founded, The Segal Company. But what demonstrated his determined commitment to the arts perhaps more than anything else was his founding, at the age of 69, of the New York International Festival of the Arts, an organization that I had the great pleasure of helping him promote for more than six years.
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