John Storrs

American, 1885 - 1956


John Storrs is arguably the most famous sculptor to hail from Chicago. Born in Chicago, Storrs spent much of his adult life in France. He studied with Lorado Taft at the Art Institute of Chicago, Charles Grafly at the Pennsylvania Academy and then in France with August Rodin. Storr’s most notable commission is the 33-high foot sculpture of “Ceres” that is on top of Chicago’s Board of Trade building. Storr’s sculptures can be found in major museum collections worldwide. He died in Mer, France in 1956.

  • Storrs 8452

    Head, 1929
    Lithograph crayon on paper
    12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches

    Signed, dated and numbered: Storrs 4-3-29 -VIII-16

    #8452

John Storrs is arguably the most famous sculptor to hail from Chicago. Born in Chicago, Storrs spent much of his adult life in France. He studied with Lorado Taft at the Art Institute of Chicago, Charles Grafly at the Pennsylvania Academy and then in France with August Rodin. Storr’s most notable commission is the 33-high foot sculpture of “Ceres” that is on top of Chicago’s Board of Trade building. Storr’s sculptures can be found in major museum collections worldwide. He died in Mer, France in 1956.

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