Richmond based painter, teacher and writer Torres was best known for his large scale stone carved sculptures. focusing primarily on the human form, Torres' work, according to Richmond based collector, Jack Blanton, harkened back to classical Greek sculpture, "Viewing his sculpture is like seeing ruins from Mesopotamia," said Blanton. "Salvaged classical ruins--that was a reference point. He always let the stone speak to him to determine what he would carve from it."
John Torres, Jr (American, Unknown-2001)
Is Part Of
Taubman Museum of Art
sculpture (visual works)
carved and polished Virginia soapstone
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries
Taubman Museum of Art (Repository)
Gift of Leslie Vogt Sydnor
John Torres, Jr (American, Unknown-2001), “Chicago Woman,” Southwest Virginia Digital Library, accessed May 25, 2020, https://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/964.