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Storrs, John Henry Bradley, 1885-1956  Search this
Zorach, Marguerite  Search this
Cole, Walter  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Andersen, Hendrik Christian  Search this
Cret, Paul Philippe  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Braque, Georges  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Raynal, Maurice  Search this
Hélion, Jean  Search this
Rodin, Auguste  Search this
Blum, Jerome  Search this
Bryant, Louise  Search this
Bennett, Edward H.  Search this
Dismorr, Jessica Stewart  Search this
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Chabrol, Marguerite Deville  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Lipschitz, Jacques  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Eastman, Max  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Heap, Jane  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Anderson, Sherwood  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Survage, Leopold  Search this
Sterne, Maurice  Search this
Hecht, Zoltan  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Video recordings
Portfolios (groups of works)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
20.44 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of sculptor, painter, and printmaker John Henry Bradley Storrs measure 20.44 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.
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 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.
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 28,679 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sculptors  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Record number:
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