John P. Marshall was born in Petaluma, California 1965.His parents are both artists and art educators. His father Frank Marshall taught art at Petaluma High School for 25 years and still exhibits in the local art association. John’s mother, Patricia Marshall, has been teaching painting classes in her private studio for the past 20 years and is still active and exhibiting in the local art association as well. John attended Petaluma High School where he focused on architectural drawing all four years and his senior project won best of show at the county fair and honorable mention at the state fair. After graduating high school he attended Santa Rosa Junior College for two years then transferred to Cal State University Long Beach where he graduated in 1992 with a B.F.A. in sculpture. During that time he spent a semester in Italy at Studio Arts Center International in Florence and a semester at Sonoma State University. He exhibited work in various group shows at the schools where he attended. After graduating he worked as an artist assistant for renowned Los Angeles sculptor Peter Shelton for two years and as a foundry technician at a foundry in Sebastopol , California, Bronze Plus. He then moved back to Los Angeles to work in a special effects studio a college buddy was starting up that specialized in automobile design called T.F.X. He worked at T.F.X. for two years learning automobile modeling, design and more about fabrication. This is when he became exposed to movie sculpting and worked in several independent prop shops and model shops before joining local 755 in 1997. During this time he exhibited in several group shows in and around Los Angeles including a solo show at B.G.H. Gallery in Bergamont Station, Santa Monica. Since then John has been working primarily as a movie sculptor which has allowed him to continue doing what he enjoys and to apply his knowledge and talents towards set design, props, costumes and special effects. Currently John is married with two children and living in Glendale, California.