WAG 8225


Edward Carter Preston studied at University College Liverpool's department of Applied Art, when it was known as the Art Sheds (because of the building's makeshift appearance). He studied drawing, painting, modelling and decorative design, all of which informed his future professional practice. The year before he produced this drawing, Preston had been praised for his work in the Manchester Guardian and in 1913 he had an exhibition with Spencer Gore (1878 - 1914) and Harold Gilman (1876 - 1919) at the Carfax Gallery in London.