E. Carter Preston exhibition, The Great War: Medals, Memorials and Sculpture


This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the works of Liverpool artist Edward Carter Preston (1884-1965) from the period of The Great War 1914-1918.

A prolific artist, he 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 original design drawings, have been drawn 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.

By Permission of the Trustees of the Liverpool Hope University Carter Preston Foundation


The Sheppard-Worlock Library,

Hope Park, Liverpool Hope University, L16 9JD


On until 17th April and open during staffed opening hours which are:

Mon-Thurs 8.30-6.30pm,

Friday 8.30-4.30pm

Sunday 2-4.30pm

(excluding Easter weekend from Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday when we’re closed)

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