Design for Cover of Exhibition Catalogue: 'Some Acquisitions of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1939 - 1945'

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Wedgwood studied at Liverpool School of Art (1919 - 1921) and the Royal College of Art. He won the prestigious Prix de Rome in Engraving in 1925. He taught at the Liverpool Institute and the Liverpool School of Art in the 1930s. Liverpool University holds a large collection of prints by Wedgwood, the majority of which were collected by Sydney Jones, Wedgwood's patron and major benefactor of Liverpool University. Wedgwood designed this for an exhibition of recent acquisitions made by the Walker Art Gallery during the years of the Second World War. The exhibition itself was held in May 1945 at the National Gallery in London, which is the building on the left of the image. The Walker is seen on the right. The column in the middle is an amalgamation of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square (the address of the National Gallery) and Wellington's Column which stands outside the Walker in Liverpool.