Philip Jackson (sculptor)
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Philip Henry Christopher Jackson CVO DL (born 18 April 1944) is an award-winning 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.
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.||”|
On 1 April 2008, Jackson was appointed a deputy lieutenant of West Sussex.
- 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, Maggie Reading.
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