John Storrs

American, 1885 - 1956

Storrs 8452

Head, 1929
Lithograph crayon on paper
12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (framed 22 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches)

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



“An Exhibition of Original Drawings in Pencil and Silverpoint by the American Sculptor John Storrs”, Albert Roullier Art Galleries, Chicago, IL, April 9-26, 1929.

  • Storrs 8452 framed

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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