John Storrs (1885–1956) looked to architecture for inspiration. Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright influenced his thinking, as did avant-garde artists of his time. In this lecture, Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, New York University, will discuss works which recall early skyscrapers as well as others that were composed from abstract geometric forms.
An artists’ collaborative founded in 1920, the Société Anonyme exhibited American and European avant-garde art. Jennifer Gross, Seymour H. Knox Jr. Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Gallery, will examine John Storrs’s interactions with the Société as an expatriate living in France.
Gallery talks with Debra Bricker Balken and Denise Birkhofer