Chicago Woman

Title

Chicago Woman

Subject

Virginia
Art

Description

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."

Creator

John Torres, Jr (American, Unknown-2001)

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

TAU_ART_000140
2004.005

Date Created

~1985

Is Part Of

Taubman Museum of Art

Medium

sculpture (visual works)
carved and polished Virginia soapstone

Provenance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries
Taubman Museum of Art (Repository)
Gift of Leslie Vogt Sydnor

Files

TAU_ART_000140_0003.jpg

Tags

Citation

John Torres, Jr (American, Unknown-2001), “Chicago Woman,” Southwest Virginia Digital Library, accessed May 25, 2020, https://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/964.