John Type was born in 1972 in Marondera hospital in Chitungwiza, Harare, Zimbabwe to a family of three girls and three boys. His father is from Malawi and his mother comes from the rural area of Chiota in Zimbabwe.
As with many artists, John showed an above average interest and ability involving any form of art. He is the only member of his family to show artistic ability of which he has plenty. He started carving in 1989 with Kennedy Migeal and was further encouraged by Roy Guthrie, the founder and curator of the famous Chapungu Gallery in Harare. Well known for his abstract creations, John is a vibrant and dedicated sculptor whose work is very creative, original and well polished. His art shows incredible imagination and spirituality.
Many of John's sculptures can be found in private collections and galleries around the world including the USA, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Germany, United Kingdom and Australia.
He and his wife Georgina were married in 1999 and have one girl, Millicent, who was born in 2000.