With monumental sculptures in the collections of museums, colleges and universities, airports, and dozens of other public and private locations throughout the United States and Europe, Raimondi is
among the most prominent sculptors living today.
According to Irvin Lippman, director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the new book, “Drawing to Sculpture: John Raimondi, documents not only their current
Raimondi exhibition, but is a testimony to the creativity and endurance of Raimondi, one of America’s finest living sculptors.”
As Malcom Rogers, the recently retired director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, comments: “Raimondi is one of the few contemporary artists who addresses public
sculpture in a rhetorical way, with a big gesture combined with a great elegance of line. You feel that you’re looking at a drawing.”
Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Raimondi currently lives and works in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. To mark the 45th anniversary of his career as a sculptor and coincide with a new traveling
exhibition, an illustrated companion book with an essay by Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and author of Tom and Jack: The Intertwined
Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock (2009) and Eakins Revealed (2005) accompanies the exhibition. Regarding Raimondi’s works, Professor Adams observes that “not only was the
conception of these pieces extraordinary, but their fabrication was an intensely demanding process, often stretching new technologies to the limit and carried over a time span of as much as two years
for a single sculpture.”
To date, Raimondi has completed more than one-hundred monumental sculptures.
Please enjoy the many photographs and videos on this website celebrating his brilliant career.