Distinguished Contemporary American Sculptor and Art Collector
John Raimondi lives a life that is totally immersed in art. As both a distinguished sculptor and art collector, he has spent a lifetime studying, creating and celebrating art in a wide variety of media. His impressive collection includes works by some of the world’s most important contemporary and 20th century painters and sculptors, as well as rare ethnographic artifacts and important decorative arts.
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, John Raimondi is considered among the most prominent sculptors living today.
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 was published to accompany 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.”
According to Irvin Lippman, director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, where “Drawing to Sculpture: John Raimondi", debuted in 2016, the exhibition “is a testimony to the creativity and endurance of Raimondi, one of America’s finest living sculptors.”
To date, Raimondi has completed more than one-hundred monumental sculptures for public, corporate and private collections worldwide. This website is as a tribute to his passionate immersion as an artist and collector. Please enjoy the many photographs and videos on this website celebrating Raimondi’s career as one of America’s most important artists and collectors.