b. 1942, UK; lives and works in Wiltshire
1964-67 Royal College of Art, MA
1960-64 West of England College of Art, BA
Recognised for his large-scale outdoor sculpture that draws upon the character of place, John Maine’s work explores three-dimensional geometry and geological structure. He is the recipient of Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Award (1978) and from 1979-80 held a fellowship at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. In London, his work can be seen on the Southbank, at Green Park Tube Station and Islington Green.
Maine began to carve stone in 1962 and has worked internationally, creating permanent work in many countries such as Scotland, Japan, China,Vietnam, India and Australia. In 2018 he completed a nave window and related stone monument at Hereford Cathedral and also the memorial stone for the grave of Stephen Hawking in Westminster Cathedral.
Maine’s work is held in many public collections including: Arts Council England; British Council; the British Museum; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; the Government Art Collection and the Royal Collection. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1995, where he had a solo exhibition in 2012. In 2018, Maine became an Honorary Member of the Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission