John Henry was born in 1943 in Lexington, Kentucky, and currently lives and works in Tennessee. He studied at the University of Kentucky, University of Chicago, and received his B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. John Henry is internationally recognized for his large-scale, geometric public sculptures. The sculptures, having a historical base in Constructivism, are made from machined aluminum coated in automotive paint. His work resides in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; British Museum, London; Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga; Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; St. Petersburg Art Museum, St Petersburg; Miami Art Museum, Miami; and among many other public and private collections.