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John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1790-2007, bulk 1900-1956

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Creator:
Storrs, John Henry Bradley, 1885-1956
Subject:
Cole, Walter
Zorach, Marguerite
Duchamp, Marcel
Andersen, Hendrik Christian
Stieglitz, Alfred
Cret, Paul Philippe
Zorach, William
Braque, Georges
Calder, Alexander
Raynal, Maurice
Halpert, Edith Gregor
Hélion, Jean
Rodin, Auguste
Dismorr, Jessica Stewart
Blum, Jerome
Lipchitz, Jacques
Bryant, Louise
Bennett, Edward H.
Stella, Joseph
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),
Léger, Fernand
Eastman, Max
Ray, Man
Dreier, Katherine Sophie
Survage, Leopold
Heap, Jane
Sheeler, Charles
Anderson, Sherwood
Hartley, Marsden
Storrs, Marguerite Deville Chabrol
Hecht, Zoltan
Sterne, Maurice
Biddle, George
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
19.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Summary:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and printmaker John Henry Bradley Storrs measure 19.8 linear feet and date from 1790 to 2007, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1900 to 1956. The collection documents Storrs' career as an artist and his personal life through biographical material, correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, personal business records, forty-eight diaries and other writings, printed material, photographs of Storrs and his family and friends, artwork, scrapbooks, estate records, and audio visual material. There is also a substantial amount of Marguerite Storr's correspondence as well as scattered correspondence of other members of the Storr's family.
Citation:
John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1790-2007, bulk 1900-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection was digitized in 2010 and 2013 and is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Funding:
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Booz family also loaned approximately 1,000 drawings by John Storrs and select family photographs for microflming. Loaned material is available for viewing on reel 1555, but is not described in this container listing of this finding aid.
Also available at the Archives of American Art is the Noel Frackman research material on John Henry Bradley Storrs, 1972-2003. In addition, Archives of American Art microfilm reels 1463 and ND/S-1 contain the John Henry Bradley Storrs scrapbook and studio book, 1909-1972.
Biography Note:
John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956) was a sculptor, painter, and printmaker, from Chicago, Illinois and Mer, France. Storrs studied with Lorado Taft at the Chicago Art Institute and with Charles Grafly at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts upon his return from a trip abroad, 1907-1908. He returned to France in 1912, where he studied with Auguste Rodin. He turned from traditional representation to machinelike forms in 1920. After 1921, he and his wife, French writer Maguerite Deville Chabrol, lived in their chateau Chantecaille in Mer, France. Between 1941-1944, Storrs was arrested and imprisoned several times by the Gestapo.
Language Note:
The collection is in English and French.
Provenance:
The John Henry Bradley Storrs papers were donated in several installments from 1979 to 2011 by Storrs' daughter, Monique Storrs Booz, and her daughter, Michelle Storrs Booz. A portion of these papers were loaned for microfilming in 1977 and subsequently donated in 1980.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of John Henry Bradley Storrs in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2006. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 28,647 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sculptors
Poems
Diaries
Expatriate artists
Prints
Video recordings
Artists' studios
World War, 1939-1945
Sculpture, Modern
Portfolios (groups of works)
Printmakers
Painters
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Notebooks
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9484
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211682
AAA_collcode_storjohn
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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