John Massey Rhind was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Both his father and grandfather were sculptors. Rhind attended the Scottish Academy as a pupil of Dalou, a prominent French sculptor. He moved to England to further his studies at the South Kensington School. There he won three gold medals and a scholarship. To supplement his studies he attended the Royal Academy where he received a second scholarship to work in Paris.
In 1889 he came to the United States and opened his studio in New York City. He was a member of the Architectural League, the National Sculpture Society and the Municipal Art Society. His primary interest was in urban sculpture, of which the Corning Fountain in Bushnell Park in Hartford is a fine example.
John Massey Rhind
- THE SCULPTURAL WORKS OF J.MASSEY RHIND : Published by The Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Project