John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist
with author Debra Bricker Balken
October 15, 2011 – 1:30 pm
Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago
Chicago Art Deco Society Members - $20.00, Non-members - $25.00
John Storrs (1885–1956) was one of the most important modernist sculptors to emerge in the early 20th century. During the 1910s and ’20s, he divided his time between his native Chicago and Paris, where he found a community of like minded artists committed to invention and to redefining traditional art forms. After studying with Auguste Rodin in 1913, Storrs re-invigorated the largely academic medium of sculpture with a radicalism then unknown in America.