Mabel Landrum Torrey
(1886 - 1974)
Mabel Landrum Torrey was active/lived in Illinois, Colorado. Mabel Torrey is known for child figure and fountain sculpture, teaching.
Biography Mabel Landrum Torrey
A student of Lorado Taft at the Art Institute of Chicago, Mabel Torrey worked in neo-classical style in bronze and marble in Taft's Midway Studio on Chicago's South Side for fifty years and also lived in that community of Woodlawn. Much of her work portrayed idealized mothers with charming, appealing children. She also assisted her sculptor husband, Fred Torrey (1884-1967) with large pieces.
Her most famous work is Wynken, Blynken and Nod, a fountain in Denver, Colorado.
Mabel Torrey was a member of the Chicago Society of Painters and Sculptors and the Chicago Galleries Association, with which she exhibited. Other venues were the Art Institute of Chicago, 1915 to 1955; Women's World's Fair in Chicago,
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