John Coleman is a multi-faceted artist working proficiently in sculpture, oils, and charcoal. His love of history and philosophy have enabled him to develop a profound connection to his subjects.
Always an advocate for traditional art, Coleman was pleased to demonstrate at the first Fine Art Conference & Expo (FACE) in Miami Beach, Florida, in 2018. FACE was a gathering of talented artists whose purpose is to bring focus back to traditional art.
Coleman has received many accolades and awards and last year was honored with the Jackie L. Coles Buyers’ Choice Award at the Prix de West Invitational for his life-size sculpture of The Healer. A great patron of The Briscoe Museum purchased that piece for the museum’s permanent collection, which was a special honor.
In January, 2019, Coleman will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona, and in February, he will receive the inaugural Artist of Excellence Award at the Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
Coleman is a past president and emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America. He is a fellow member and has served on the board of the National Sculpture Society in New York City. In his hometown of Prescott, Arizona, Coleman has served on the board of the Preservation Commission and the Phippen Museum and is a current board member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial Partnership.