Philip Henry Christopher Jackson CVO (born 18 April 1944) is an award-winning [1 ] Scottish sculptor, noted for his modern style and emphasis on form. Acting as Royal Sculptor to Queen Elizabeth II, his sculptures appear in numerous UK cities, as well as Argentina and Switzerland.
His twice life-size (6 metre tall) bronze
statue of Bobby Moore was erected outside the main entrance at the new Wembley Stadium in May 2007, to pay tribute to his effect on the game.
Philip Jackson was born in Scotland during the
Second World War and now works at the Edward Lawrence Studio in Midhurst, West Sussex and lives nearby. He went to the Farnham School of Art (now the University for the Creative Arts). After leaving school, he was a press photographer for a year and then joined a design company as a sculptor. Half of his time is spent on commissions and the other half on his gallery sculpture. He is well known for his major outdoor pieces, such as the Young Mozart in Chelsea and the Jersey Liberation sculpture. His sources of inspiration have been Epstein, Rodin, Henry Moore, Oscar Nemon and Kenneth Armitage. But the most powerful influences in his life are his wife Jean and son Jamie who work with him.
Philip Jackson describes his art in the following words:
My sculptures are essentially an impressionistic rendering of the figure. Where you see the figure seemingly grow out of the ground, the texture resembles tree bark, rock, or lava flow. As the eye moves up the sculpture, the finish becomes gentler & more delicately worked, culminating in the hands and the mask, both of which are precisely observed & modeled.
Jackson was appointed
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 2009 Birthday Honours. [2 ]
Commissions [ edit ]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Belgravia, London
Falklands War Sculpture, Portsmouth Liberation Sculpture,
Jersey, Channel Islands Sir
Matt Busby, Old Trafford, Manchester
Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Geneva, Switzerland
St Richard, Chichester Cathedral
Constantine the Great, York Minster King
George VI, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth The
Gurkha Monument, Horse Guards Avenue
1966 World Cup Sculpture, Newham, London
Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Great Park
Bobby Moore, Sir Alf Ramsey at the new Wembley Stadium
George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Old Trafford, Manchester Sir
Alex Ferguson, Old Trafford, Manchester
Peter Osgood, Stamford Bridge, Fulham
Korean War Memorial, London
As well as producing commissions, Jackson also creates 'studio' works, mainly theatrical subjects. One of his most celebrated works was the life-size nude,
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