Henry T. Segerstrom, managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons and a member of Americans for the Arts’ Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Executive Board, has always been an artistic luminary. A new art book, appropriately named Henry T. Segerstom, has been released by Assouline Publishing, recognizing and celebrating his life and contributions to the arts in Southern California. View the following video from the book's launch.
Segerstrom was born in 1923 to a family of lima bean farmers with strong business values and a passion for supporting the arts. The Segerstroms owned a sizable amount of land, and because Orange County in the 1940s had no space for public or performance art, they generously donated five acres to build what would eventually come to be known as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Today, the Center houses an opera house, a concert hall, and multiple performing arts and education spaces. The Center is surrounded by Arts Plaza, a beautiful outdoor botanical and sculpture garden, commissioned and curated by Segerstrom himself, which includes works from renowned artists such as Isamu Noguchi, Carl Milles, and Aiko Miyawaki.
The Henry T. Segerstom art book, beautifully illustrated from start to finish with imagery of the Center, can be purchased at Assouline.com.