Sir John Betjeman

Completed: 2007 Client: London & Continental Railways Artist: Martin Jennings
Partners: Pangolin Editions Location: St Pancras International
Services: Art in the Public Realm, Sculpture, Transport Hub

Futurecity ran a competition and commissioned this sculpture of poet Sir John Betjeman sited on the main concourse of St Pancras Station, accompanied by hand-carved roundels containing extracts of his poetry. The sculpture pays homage to the man instrumental in the fight to save St Pancras when it came under threat of demolition in 1966. The judging panel included Betjeman’s daughter Candida Lycett-Green and Prof. Brian Falconbridge, President of the RBS.

the artist

Martin Jennings

Martin Jennings makes portrait sculptures and statues, often incorporating carved inscriptions into the work. He has been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Palace of Westminster, the University of Oxford and many other national institutions.


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