American, 1885 - 1956
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.
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.