John Henry


The Founder

John Henry is an internationally-renowned contemporary sculptor whose work can be found in museums, parks and cities around the world. Art lovers from all corners of the earth recognize his trademark, gravity-defying monumental-sized sculptures forged in steel. 

For more than five decades, John has worked around the world, creating pieces that range from tabletop-size to towering, skyscraper proportions. 

John and his wife Pamela moved to Chattanooga in 1997 to a building that overlooked a 33-acre brownsfield that once was a beautiful park, Montague Park. John saw something more on this abandoned parcel of land than met the eye. 

As an expert at turning big ideas into reality, John envisioned a park filled with works of art from artists around the globe. Along with a team formed from both public and private sectors, he led a grassroots effort in 2006 to develop an international sculpture park.

Since its reopening in 2016 Sculpture Fields at Montague Park has become one of a Chattanooga’s premier tourist destinations. People from all over the world visit the park, the largest in the Southeast.