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.
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