Figurative sculptor born in Scotland. He attended Farnham School of Art and afterwards worked for Henry Moore. In 1989, he was elected FRBS, winning the Silver Medal in 1990 and the Sir Otto Beit Medal in 1991, 1992 and 1993. In 2009, he was appointed CVO. He lives and works in Cocking, West Sussex. A highly successful and prolific sculptor, Jackson’s public sculptures include statues of The Young Mozart, 1994, Ebury Street, Pimlico, London; Constantine the Great, 1998, Minster Yard, York; the Chelsea In-Pensioner, 2000, Royal Hospital Chelsea; Queen Elizabeth II (equestrian), 2003, Windsor Great Park; Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 2009, The Mall, London; Mahatma Gandhi, 2015, Parliament Square; Joan Littlewood, 2015, Theatre Royal Stratford, East London; three commissions for the Manchester United Football Stadium: Sir Matt Busby, 1996, a group, The United Trinity (George Best, Denis Law, Sir Bobby Charlton), 2008, and Sir Alex Ferguson, 2012; monuments to Raoul Wallenberg in London, 1997, and Buenos Aires, 1998; the Bomber Command Memorial, 2012, Green Park, and the Korean War Memorial, 2014, Victoria Embankment Gardens, London.
Bibliography: T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, pp. 79–80, 456–58; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of South London, Liverpool, 2007, pp. 109–10; Philip Jackson website; J. Seddon et al, Public Sculpture of Sussex, Liverpool, 2014, pp. 98, 110–11, 111–12, 124, 126–27; P. Ward-Jackson, Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster. Volume 1, Liverpool, 2011, pp. xl, 42–45, 66–67, 146–49; T. Wyke, Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester, Liverpool, 2004, pp. 133, 396–97.
Terry Cavanagh November 2022
Philip Jackson, 2005 (photo: © A.K. Purkiss)