Portrait of His Son Geoffrey as a Child

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George Herbert Tyson Smith was a sculptor born in Liverpool. He produced many works in the Liverpool and Merseyside area, in particular war memorials. Tyson Smith was the brother-in-law of fellow Liverpool sculptor Edward Carter Preston who designed the "Next of Kin Memorial Plaque". In the First World War, Tyson Smith served in the Royal Flying Corps. He set up his first studio in 1919 when he returned from war service and he moved into the Bluecoat Studios in 1925. He is known for many war memorials, particularly the Liverpool Cenotaph in front of St. George's Hall on Lime Street and the Liverpool Scottish War Memorial inside St. George's Hall.