Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman was born and raised in Provo, Utah and spent his boyhood hunting, fishing, and trapping throughout the Rocky Mountains, often taking a sketchbook with him. His paintings are rich in detail and muted in tone, true to the remote landscapes he chooses to illustrate. The Indian encampments, wildlife, and hunting subjects portrayed against these magnificent areas are rendered in such a way as to give the viewer a sense of gazing on the past.    

Coleman quickly became a prominent Southwestern artist when in 1978, at the age of 32, he was given his first retrospective at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.  He exhibited at the National Academy of Western Art and at Kennedy Galleries in New York. In 1999, he won the Prix de West Award at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for his bronze moose, September, which has since joined their permanent collection.

His artwork can be found at the Legacy Galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona; Owings Gallery in Sante Fe, New Mexico; and J.N. Bartfields Gallery in New York. Many of his works can be found in the book, Under Eagles’ Wings: the Art of Michael Coleman, published in 2009.