John Montroll

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An origami Tyrannosaurus folded from Montroll's instructions

John Montroll is an American master origami artist and prolific author, well known by paper-folding enthusiasts throughout the world.


John Montroll was born in Washington, D.C.[1] He is the son of Elliott Waters Montroll, an American scientist and mathematician.

Montroll mastered his first origami book, Honda's How to make Origami, at the age of six,[1] the same age he began creating his own origami animals.[2] He became a member of the Origami Center of America at age twelve.[1] He attended his first origami convention at age 14. Montroll now teaches mathematics at St. Anselm's Abbey School in Washington, D.C, teaching small groups of advanced math students, AB and BC Calculus. He even teaches an Origami class. One of John Montroll's hobbies is whistling [1]. He can whistle in 5 octaves, and has shown this talent at 2 Whistling conventions in Louisburg, North Carolina.

John Montroll pioneered modern origami with the publication of his first book, Origami for the Enthusiast; Dover Publications, 1979, which was the first origami book where each model is folded from single square sheet and no cuts.[citation needed] In the same book he also introduced the origami term "double rabbit ear fold".



  1. ^ a b c The Origamian, Vol.9, Issue 3, 1970, Published by the Origami Center
  2. ^ The Paper, Issue 55, Summer 1996, The Magazine of OrigamiUSA

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