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John Storrs
New York
ca. 1925
Indianapolis Museum of Art
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by N.F. Karlins

“Elegant” is the word for the work of American sculptor John Storrs (1885-1956). His Stone Panel with Black Marble Inlay (1920-21) has the grace of a ballet dancer, with upward thrust and elongated planar shape that recall both the human figure and majestic architecture. Widely considered to be one of the few great sculptors that this country produced in the early 20th century, Storrs discovered his own style of bold, dynamic abstractions.