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Artist: Sculpture 

Philip Blacker

Starting his career as a jump jockey, Philip Blacker is now one of the world’s leading equestrian sculptors.

He is best known for his life size or over life size horses which can be seen worldwide including the legendary Red Rum, sited at home in Aintree and looked after by Talos Foundry.


Philip also works on a smaller scale and his work looks equally beautiful in interiors or outside in a landscape setting.

More about Philip Blacker

On leaving school Philip became a steeplechase jockey and rode professionally for 13 years, victorious on 340 winners. This included at the Cheltenham festival and was placed several times in the Grand National including finishing third behind Aldaniti in 1982.

It was during this time that Philip developed his latent enthusiasm for sculpture. Under the guidance of Margot Dent, a former pupil of John Skeaping, he devoted as much time to sculpture as he could spare from his riding, and his first three editions, all racing bronzes based on The Grand National, sold out quickly. In 1982 he retired from the saddle to concentrate full time on sculpture from his Oxfordshire studio.


Since retiring from the saddle Philip has established himself as a leading sculptor and artist.


His current work includes not only bronzes but paintings, prints, jewellery and silk scarves. All these can be viewed at his home gallery in Oxfordshire. 

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