Bronze Sculptor Barry Jackson is a second generation South African, born of Scottish and Afrikaner descent. He was born in South Africa in 1949 and raised and educated in Zambia in Central Africa. Barry now lives and works in Cape Town, near to the slopes of Table Mountain.
He began his career in advertising as an art director but soon went freelance as an advertising illustrator. During this period he also did work for the philatelic services department of the GPO and designed and illustrated many sets of stamps and first day covers including some award winning sets for South Africa, Namibia and surrounding countries.
His fine art career was developing simultaneously and soon the high demand for his sculpture required him to concentrate almost exclusively on his fine art. His works, of limited editions are sought by collectors and art lovers globally who identify with conservation, wildlife, African ethnic themes and the vanishing cultures of Southern Africa.
His main medium for sculpting is bronze, which is the most difficult and time consuming of all the arts. Barry does not delegate any of the work except for the foundry process because he believes this delicate and complicated process should only be carried out by suitably skilled and qualified people with the best equipment available.
Barry has participated in many group exhibitions at the Crake Gallery in Norwood, Everard Reed Gallery in Cape Town, David Thorpe Fine Art Gallery in Plettenberg Bay, The Johan Smith Gallery in Clarence and the Cape Gallery in Cape Town.
Barry’s bronzes are renowned internationally and can be seen in boardrooms and reception areas of companies, private collections and game lodges throughout the world. There is a permanent display of his sculpture at Bushmans Kloof Game Lodge near Clanwilliam.