Winged Horse

A work made of bronze.

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Date:

1920

Artist:

John Bradley Storrs
American, 1885–1956

About this artwork

Chicago artist John Storrs spent most of his career in France but retained ties to his native city. His Winged Horse was executed in Paris and demonstrates his adoption of French modernist abstraction and geometric simplification. The design’s impetus, however, was American: Storrs conceived the work as a model for a large-scale monument to honor one of his idols, the poet Walt Whitman. The artist wrote that Whitman “stands practically alone as one who has discovered a national soul and has given it expression in a form that can be called beautiful—that can be called art.” Regrettably, Storrs never found financial backing for his project.

On View

American Art, Gallery 265

Artist

John Bradley Storrs

Title

Winged Horse

Origin

United States

Date

1920

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

34.9 × 38.4 × 7.8 cm (13 3/4 × 15 1/8 × 3 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1921.91

Extended information about this artwork

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