Happy Birthday John Storrs!! American Modernist sculptor born in 1885, John Storrs was from Chicago. He traveled to Berlin to study singing, but switched to sculpture. He later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He went to Paris and studied with Rodin and the Academie Julien. Storrs was detained a couple of times in Germany by the occupied forces but returned to his studio in Mer greatly weakened and died in 1956. He is most well known for his machine like sculptures such as the one below.