John Doubleday (born 9 October 1947) is a British painter and sculptor famous for his public sculptures and statues. He is a figurative sculptor, who works mostly in bronze. He was influenced by Charles Despiau, while spending time at the Musée Bourdelle, Paris.
Doubleday was born in 1947 in Langford, near Maldon, Essex and studied at Stowe and sculpture at Goldsmiths College. He has enjoyed a successful career as a public sculptor since his first one-man show at the Waterhouse and Dodd Gallery, London in 1968.
He created two- and three-dimensional art and when he created the statue of Nelson he agreed that the sum would be given to charity.
His commissioned portraits include:
- Prince Philip
- Golda Meir
- Charlie Chaplin (at Leicester Square, London)
- Dylan Thomas
- Dorothy L Sayers (1995 Witham)
- Horatio Nelson (in Gibraltar)
- The Beatles (in Liverpool)
- Sir Laurence Olivier
- Sherlock Holmes (at Marylebone Road / Baker Street, London and at Meiringen, Switzerland)
- Gerald Durrell (at the Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey)
- Nelson Mandela (in South Africa)