The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 2001, Volume 47, Number 3
Gregg Hennessey, Editor

Elliot Torrey
American, 1867-1949
Oil on Canvas
Signed LR: Elliott Torrey
20 x 24 inches
Courtesy of Susan and Bill Evans

Torrey, Elliot Bouton (1867-1949)


Born in East Hardwick, Vermont on January 7, 1867. Torrey received an MA degree from Bowdoin College in 1890, and then studied art in France and Italy. He had a studio in Boston for a few years and, shortly after the turn of the century, spent a few years in Paris. Torrey worked in New York from 1911 until his final move to Southern California in 1923. He died in San Diego on March 10, 1949. His subjects included seascapes and children. Member: San Diego FA Society; Laguna Beach AA; Salmagundi Club; Boston Art Club; Society of Independent Artists. Exhibited: Boston Art Club, 1898; California State Bldg. World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893; Stendahl Gallery, LA, 1924; San Diego FA Gallery, 1927; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1928-31; California State Fair, 1930. Works held: San Diego History Center; AIC; Cleveland Museum; Akron Art Institute; AIC; San Diego Museum of Art. Source: PAP; AAA 1919-33, WWAA 1936-41; WWC 1942; WWPC 1949; CA&A; WWA; WWWA; Fld; SCA; Art Digest, July 1933, p. 11.