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Edward Carter Preston exhibition opens at Sheppard-Worlock Library

Preston medal Tuesday 10 March 2015

Liverpool Hope University’s Sheppard-Worlock Library is hosting an exhibition of World War I medals, memorials and sculptures created by Edward Carter Preston.

A prolific artist, Edward Carter Preston is principally known as a designer of medals with his commissions including the Next of Kin Memorial Plaque and the Distinguished Flying Cross. His innovative ‘Plychrome’ sculptures were made to support the rehabilitation of those who had been disabled in active service.

These works, presented alongside his original design drawings, have been curated from the collection of the Liverpool Hope University Carter Preston Foundation, established by Edward’s youngest daughter Julia Carter Preston, herself a ceramicist of national reputation, and her husband Michael Pugh Thomas.

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the works of Liverpool artist Edward Carter Preston (1884-1965) from this period.

Edward Carter Preston - The Great War: Medals, Memorials and Sculpture runs until 17th April 2015. 

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