John Henry (b. Lexington, Kentucky, US, 1943).
Graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is one of the most influential contemporary American sculptors. His monumental work has been showcased worldwide since the early 1960s and has been described as huge welded steel drawings. He uses linear and geometrical volumes and plays with the notion of equilibrium, defying gravity and lightness with steel and volume. His works are represented in some of the world’s most important museums and sculpture gardens, as well as in corporate, private and public collections in the US and around the world. He received an honorary Doctorate in Arts from the University of Kentucky in 1996 and lives and works in Chattanooga, Tennessee.