John Maisano

I’ve been an artist for more than 25 years, but the inspiration to sculpt came in 2001 with my first commission, a life-sized bronze ornithomimid dinosaur for the Hartman Prehistoric Garden in Austin.

Since then, I’ve created a variety of commissioned works in bronze, including realistic sculptures of prehistoric wildlife. I’ve also developed a body of stylized, limited-edition bronze animal art – The Collection – which debuted in Loveland, Colorado in 2007.

I’ve worked as exhibit designer and artist-in-residence at the Texas Memorial Museum at the University of Texas at Austin since 2000. I’ve also been involved in two Dino Pit projects, one for the Austin Nature and Science Center and the other for Williamson County.

I’m proud to be a member of the Texas Sculpture Association and the Texas Society of Sculptors.

Before moving to Austin, I was exhibit designer and artist-in-residence at Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut for 12 years.

My skills and experience as a museum exhibit designer, muralist, painter and theatre set designer have brought many interesting projects my way over the years. My wife, Jessie, and I live in Austin.

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