Edward Carter Preston

An example of a First World War memorial plaque designed by Edward Carter Preston

Edward Carter Preston (7 July 1885 – 2 March 1965) [1] was an English artist, born and died in Liverpool. He was a renowned sculptor and medallist. The artist designed the bronze memorial plaques presented to the families of British servicemen and women who died during the First World War. Another major commission for the artist began in 1931 when the architect Giles Gilbert Scott asked him to produce a series of sculptures for the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The project was an immense undertaking which occupied the artist for the next thirty years. The work for the cathedral included fifty sculptures, ten memorials and several reliefs.

Preston is the brother-in-law of sculptor Herbert Tyson Smith. He was the father of the potter Julia Carter Preston.


Edward Carter Preston exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition 1938.[2]


  1. Copy of death certificate for Edward Carter Preston
  2. 'Edward Carter Preston', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 , accessed 30 Jun 2014


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