Philip Jackson




Philip Jackson is one of the foremost figurative sculptors working in Britain today. Jackson’s style, by his own admission, is diverse. He has created works which, satisfying his own visions, are both haunting & dramatic. Jackson’s sculptures, thought-provoking & inspiring, have won many awards. His work combines a powerfully executed style with a flair that has proved to have wide appeal.

Philip Jackson was born in Scotland during the world war & now lives & works in West Sussex. He went to the Farnham School of Art. After leaving school he was a press photographer for a year and then joined a design company as a sculptor. Fifty percent of his time is spent on commissions & the other fifty per cent on gallery sculpture. He is well known for his major outdoor pieces, such as the Young Mozart in Chelsea & the Jersey Liberation sculpture. His sources of inspiration have been Epstein, Rodin, Henry Moore, Oscar Nemon & Kenneth Armitage. But the most powerful influence in his life is his wife Jean who works 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.?E

Jackson's public sculptures include The Young Mozart, Belgravia, London  Falklands War Sculpture, Portsmouth  Liberation Sculpture, Jersey, Channel Islands  Sir Matt Busby, Old Trafford, Manchester  The Wallenberg Monument, Great Cumberland Place, London  The Wallenberg Monument, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Geneva, Switzerland  St Richard, Chichester Cathedral  Constantine the Great, York Minster  King George VI, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth The In-Pensioner, Royal Hospital Chelsea  The Gurkha Monument, Horseguards Avenue, London Champions, 1966 World Cup Sculpture, London  An equestrian sculpture of HM The Queen, Windsor Great Park

Commissions, Exhibitions & Awards

1987-89    Winner of National Peace Sculpture Competition,
Manchester City Council 1987
Elected Fellow Royal Society of British Sculptors

1990-92    Awarded Otto Beit Medal for Sculpture (1991 and 1992)
Awarded Silver Medal by Royal Society of British Sculptors
Winner of Mozart Bicnetenary Sculpture Competition ?EBelgravia, London 1991
One-man exhibition, Solothurn, Switzerland
Falklands War Memorial Sculpture unveiled at Portsmouth by Baronness Thatcher
Jackson's public sculptures include The You
1993-95    Winner of Liberation Sculpture Competition, Jesey, Channel Islands
        Awarded Otto Beit Medal for Sculpture (1993)
        One-man exhibition Stansted Park Foundation
        One-man exhibition Chichester Festivities
        The Young Mozart unveiled in London by HRH The Princess Margaret
        One-man exhibition Cassanova Gardens, Venice
Unveiling of Jersey Liberation Sculpture by HRH The Prince of Wales
        One-man exhibition jChelmsford Cathedral
        One-man exhibitionJersey Museum, Jersey, Channel Islands

1996-98    Sir Matt Busby Sculpture unveiled at Old Trafford, Manchester
One-man exhibition Pashley Manor, East Sussex
One-man exhibition Parkview Gallery, Bristol
Wallenberg Monument unveiled in London by HM The Queen
The Gurkha Memorial unveiled in London by HM The Queen
Constantine the Great unveiled at York Minster by Lord Coggan
Wallenberg Monument unveiled in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Christ in Judgement unveiled at Chichester Cathedral by Lord St ohn of Fawsley
One-man exhibition in Florida, USA
Emoress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi) unveiled in Geneva