Edward Carter Preston, 1885-1965: Sculptor, Painter, Medallist
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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12 cms Estate Art Sheds article cited artist Bishop British building Cambridge University Library Carter Preston ABSTRACT carved catalogue Chapter of Liverpool cited in note classical cms Estate cms The Dean commemorative Committee Dean and Chapter decoration design of medals detail diameter The Manchester Downside Abbey early Edward Carter Preston Estate of Edward exhibition flanking the doors Giles Gilbert Scott Henry Moore Foundation Herbert Tyson Smith Ibid J.G. Gow John Pinches Kenneth Romney KING's MEDAL letters Liverpool Cathedral 1934-5 Liverpool John LRO/Acc Manchester Museum medal design medallic art medallist Merseyside modern Nelson figurehead NEXT-OF-KIN MEMORIAL PLAQUE Next-of-Kin plaque º º painting plaster maquette Preston to Scott Radcliffe to Carter Rankin porch relief RIBA/ScGG Royal Mint Sandon Studios Society Scott to Carter Scott's architecture Sir Giles Gilbert ſº South Porch symbolism transept University Library 1933 University of Liverpool Walker Art Gallery watercolour WIND coloured plaster Woman and Child