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Millennium Pensioner
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Royal Hospital Chelsea

Millennium Pensioner 1999

Philip Jackson (b.1944)

The Royal Hospital Chelsea

Sculptor, born in Inverness, Scotland. He studied at Farnham School of Art and worked for Henry Moore. He became a fellow of RBS in 1989, and from 1990–4 was its vice-president. In 1990 he won the Society’s silver medal and in 1991–2–3 the Sir Otto Beit Medal for Excellence in Sculpture, also in 1993 winning the Jersey, Channel Islands, Liberation Sculpture Competition. In 1991 Jackson won the Mozart Bicentenary Sculpture Competition, London’s first sculpture of the composer whose Don Giovanni inspired Jackson’s Masked Figure series. One of Jackson’s more notable works was The Yomper, a unique casting by The Morris Singer Foundry for the Royal Marines Museum, Portsmouth, commemorating the men of 45 Commando’s epic march in the Falklands in 1982.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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