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Archive created for city sculptor
Arthur Dooley
Dooley was a member of the Communist Party
An archive is being created to help promote the work of Liverpool sculptor Arthur Dooley.

Residents of the city are being urged to contribute artwork and memories of the sculptor to the project at the Liverpool Academy of Arts.

His most famous work, in the city's Mathew Street, depicts the Madonna and the Beatles with the inscription Four lads who shook the world.

Dooley, who died in 1994 aged 65, was a welder before becoming a sculptor.

He made many religious works including the Risen Christ in Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral, The Resurrection of Christ at Princes Park Methodist Church in Toxteth and a Madonna and Child at St Faith's Church in Crosby.

The academy, which already houses his papers and final studio, is using a Heritage Lottery grant to fund the project.

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