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Forms in Space

John Henry Bradley Storrs, American, (June 29, 1885–1956)

Creation date: 1923
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge
Accession Number: 1977.147
Dimensions: 21 1/4 in. x 12 in. x 3 3/4 in. (53.98 cm x 30.48 cm x 9.53 cm)


The Downtown Gallery, Inc., New York, New York ( - 1967)

John Henry Bradley Storrs, (1923 - 1956)

John Henry Bradley Storrs, (1956 - )

Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge, La Jolla, California (1967 - December 16, 1977)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 16, 1977 - )

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Born and raised in Chicago, John Storrs studied in Paris with Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) and met many important artists of the day, including his fellow American and sculptor Alexander Calder (1898–1976). Although Storrs was deeply infatuated with France, he continued to be influenced by two architects who made the biggest impact on the city of his birth, Louis Sullivan (1856–1924) and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959). His works, like the piece depicted here, are often minimal and possess strong geometric shapes. His sculptures of the 1920s and 1930s demonstrate the influence of skyscrapers and urban construction. Moreover, many of his sculptures, including this one, anticipate the widespread impact of Art Deco among American architects and sculptors. Here, he demonstrates a dedication to formal abstraction but also exhibits the elegance that so defined Art Deco.
Last Updated: 3/27/2013


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Collectors Phoenix Art Museum , 9/9/1977 - 10/16/1977

The Walbridge Legacy The San Diego Museum of Art , 4/9/1988 - 5/29/1988

Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/10/2012 - 2/10/2013

Ortra vez Modern and Contemporary The San Diego Museum of Art , 3/30/2013 - 7/14/2013

American: Art of the 20th Century San Diego Museum of Art , 1/18/2014 - 8/26/2014

Art of the 20th Century , 3/28/2015 - 8/16/2015

Art of the 20th Century San Diego Museum of Art , 7/23/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

The Walbridge Legacy San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1988
Page Number: 64

Ronald D. Hickman. Collectors Phoenix Art Museum. Phoenix, Arizona, 1977
Page Number: Cat. no. 42, Figure Number: 42

Mr. D. Scott Atkinson. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 194, Figure Number: 194

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