Douglas Jennings

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Douglas Jennings sculptor
Bronze commemorative bust of Barack Obama


Douglas Jennings MRBS (born 24 September 1966) is an English sculptor and a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.[1]

Jennings studied Classical figurative sculpture at Stafford Art College and was inspired by the works of Bernini and Michelangelo.

Between 1999 and 2003 he specialized in portrait sculpture for Madame Tussauds and was responsible for waxwork models of Ken Livingstone, Charles Kennedy, Robin Williams and Nicolas Cage in 2008.

Douglas trained as a classical sculptor and is a life member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He specialises in producing monumental art works for public figures in the world of sport, entertainment and politics. His artwork is in private and public collections worldwide.[2]

Douglas Jennings is known for producing public sculpture that captivates with its level of detail, naturalistic style and the beauty of his work.

Jennings completed a bronze memorial of Johnny Haynes in 2008. Installed at Fulham FC, Haynes is widely regarded as the greatest footballer ever to play for the London club. He also made 56 appearances for England, including 22 as captain. In 2017 Douglas completed another commission for Fulham FC – a commemorative bronze statue of George Cohen MBE. The piece was unveiled at Fulham FC to celebrate Cohen's remarkable career and the 50th anniversary of England's famous World Cup victory in 1966.[3][4][5]

In 2015, the quality of Douglas's work was commended by the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. He was presented with the 'Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture' for his WWII memorial statue of Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji.[6] This was commissioned by Gravesham Borough Council and is located in public parkland by the River Thames.[7]

In 2016 Douglas Jennings was commissioned to create a bronze memorial statue of Baroness Margaret Thatcher dressed in full ceremonial robes of the House of Lords. The piece was planned to be erected in Parliament Square, but controversially, Westminster council turned down the plan because of what officials describe as "monument saturation".[8]

Jennings is currently working on a new statue of The Queen will be erected in 2018 to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday celebrations. The artwork was commissioned by Gravesham Council and is believed to be the only statue showing The Queen seated. The bronze statue, mounted on a stone plinth, features the monarch dressed in her Order of the Garter robes.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Douglas Jennings ARBS". www.commissionaportrait.com. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Royal British Society of Sculptors". rbs.org.uk. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Johnny Haynes". www.immortalsofbritishsport.com.
  4. ^ "Craven Cottage". www.footballgroundguide.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ "George Cohen". www.thepfa.com.
  6. ^ "Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture". Marsh Christian Trust. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  7. ^ "PMSA's Marsh Award". 3rd-dimensionpmsa.org.uk.
  8. ^ "Statue of Margaret Thatcher". The Telegraph. 2018.
  9. ^ "Statue of The Queen". royalcentral.co.uk.

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