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Philip Jackson, 1944 | Abstract /Impressionist sculptor | Public Art




"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 and more delicately worked, culminating in the hands and the mask, both of which are precisely observed and modeled".


Philip Henry Christopher Jackson is a renowned sculptor with an outstanding international reputation.
His ability to convey the human condition through skilful use of body language is legendary, producing figures both imposing and operatic in their narrative and presence, which are recognizable worldwide.


Philip Jackson The Young Mozart

Powerful and beautifully sculpted, Jackson's meticulously precise posturing of each piece creates an overwhelming sense of drama. Whether with the prestigious, figuratively detailed public monuments and statues for which he is often commissioned, or his hauntingly elegant and theatrically enigmatic gallery sculptures, Philip Jackson's work is truly awe inspiring - it never fails to move people.
Born in Inverness, Jackson now lives and works in West Sussex. He was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2009.




Significant Public Statues and Monuments:
  • Statue of Mahatma Gandhi for Parliament Square, unveiled March 2015;
  • The Korean War Monument statue, unveiled in London 2014;
  • A figure of Prince Philip, unveiled in Windsor Great Park, 2013;
  • Sculpture of Sir Alex Ferguson, for Manchester United FC. Unveiled October 2012;
  • The Bomber Command Memorial Sculpture, Green Park, London;
  • A group of 7 figures, depicting the crew of a Heavy Bomber. Unveiled June 2012;
  • National Memorial Sculpture to HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother The Mall, London;
  • Sculpture of Lord Glenconner, Mustique;
  • Peter Osgood statue for Chelsea Football Club;
  • The World Cup Sculpture, The Champions, for West Ham FC, London 2003;
  • Large sculptural head of Sir Alf Ramsay, for Football Association, Wembley;
  • Arch Angel Gabriel sculpture, for South Harting Church;
  • Sculpture of St John the Evangelist, for Portsmouth RC Cathedral;
  • Sir Matt Busby for Manchester United, Unveiled in 1996;
  • Manchester United 'Trinity' sculpture (George Best, Denis Law, Bobby Charlton), Manchester United FC grounds;
  • Relief sculpture for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Bobby Moore sculpture for the Opening of the New Wembley Stadium, London;
  • Large gallery sculpture 'Don Ottavio' installed in the Courthauld Institute of Art, London;
  • Sculpture of Terence Cuneo, The Royal Engineers Barracks, Chatham;
  • Sculpture of the Founders of St Margaret’s Convent, Handsworth;
  • HM The Queen's Golden Jubilee Equestrian Sculpture, Windsor Great Park;
  • Sculpture of King George VI, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth;
  • The 'In Pensioner' sculpture for The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London;
  • 'St Richard' sculpture, entrance of Chichester Cathedral
  • The Gurkha Memorial, London;
  • The Wallenberg Monument, London;
  • The Wallenberg Monument, unveiled in Buenos Aires, Argentina;
  • Constantine the Great, York Minster;
  • Christ in Judgment, Chichester Cathedral;
  • Minerva, Chichester Festival Theatre, 1997;
  • 'Sissi', Empress Elisabeth of Austria, unveiled in Geneva;
  • 'Jersey Liberation Sculpture', Jersey;
  • 'The Young Mozart' sculpture, Mayfair;
  • 'The Yomper' The Falklands War Memorial Sculpture, Portsmouth;
  • 'The Peace' sculpture, Manchester.
Appointments and Awards:
  • 2009 - Appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order;
  • 2008 - Appointed Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex;
  • 2007 - Appointed to the Fabric Committee of Chichester Cathedral;
  • 2005 - Awarded Honorary Master of Arts Degree, University of Chichester;
  • 2001 - Elected member of the Art Workers Guild;
  • 1993 - Awarded Otto Beit Medal for Sculpture;
  • 1992 - Awarded Otto Beit Medal for Sculpture;
  • 1991 - Awarded Otto Beit Medal for Sculpture;
  • 1990 - Awarded Silver Medal Royal Society of British Sculptors;
  • 1989 - Elected Fellow, Royal Society of British Sculptors.







































"Le mie sculture sono essenzialmente una rappresentazione impressionistica della figura. Dove si vede la figura apparentemente crescere dal terreno, la trama assomiglia alla corteccia degli alberi, rocce, o colata lavica. Come l'occhio si alza la scultura, la finitura diventa più dolce e più delicatamente lavorato, concludendo con le mani e la maschera, entrambi i quali sono appunto osservate e modellati"..

Philip Henry Christopher Jackson CVO DL (nato a Inverness il 18 Aprile 1944) è uno scultore Scozzese pluripremiato, noto per il suo stile moderno e l'enfasi sulla forma.
Le sue opere scultoree hanno fatto il giro del mondo grazie allo stile originale che le contraddistingue. Realizzate per lo più in bronzo, le imponenti statue di Philip Jackson sono note anche per lo stretto legame con l’estetica carnevalesca, ben espressa da una serie di opere ispirate alle maschere della tradizione veneziana.
Giocate su una fisicità al tempo stesso monumentale e leggiadra, le opere di Jackson sfruttano il corpo come mezzo privilegiato per esprimere l’essenza della condizione umana. La maschera contribuisce a questo procedimento, regalando alle figure un incredibile alone di mistero, racchiuso nel sottile limite tra realtà e finzione.
Oltre al filone delle statue carnevalesche, Jackson ha realizzato alcune sculture pubbliche intitolate ai regnanti inglesi e ad alcune personalità dell’universo artistico e sportivo, come il Giovane Mozart o il grande giocatore di football Bobby Moore, che campeggia all’ingresso del Wembley Stadium; combinando ancora una volta estetica, storia e tendenze contemporanee.