Edward Carter Preston, 1885-1965: Sculptor, Painter, Medallist

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Liverpool University Press, 1999 - Art - 72 pages
Edward Carter Preston was a significant figure in Liverpool's art scene from World War I through to his death in 1965. In 1931 he received a commission from Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to prepare a major sculptural scheme for the city's monumental Anglican Cathedral. Over the next 30 years Carter Preston made 50 sculptures, ten memorials and several reliefs for the Cathedral. He also worked on a number of smaller architectural projects in Liverpool, Bath, Cambridge and Exeter. Carter Preston had first established himself by winning the competition to design the Next of Kin Memorial Plaque in 1918. In the course of his career a further 70 of his medal designs were cast for public institutions and learned societies. Alongside his public achievements he pursued his personal artistic interests, sculpting on a more intimate scale, painting in watercolours, making prints, and designing a range of ornamental and utilitarian objects.

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Ann Compton is a curator and writer whose books include The Sculpture of Charles Sargeant Jagger.

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