Born and raised in Southern California, John is widely regarded
as one of today's most prominent Western sculptors. The irony
is that John has spent more than half of his life "not
being an artist." At the age of 44 he began his professional
art career and today is known for his ability to capture the
subtle side of the narrative of a sculpture. His skillful gestures,
faces and the emotion they express lead the viewer through the
story his pieces tell.
"My favorite type of art is the kind that tells a story
that is deeper than what you see on the surface. I believe art
is about putting a physical face on a spiritual idea. As an
artist, I try to provoke the viewer's imagination and participation
into my sculpture, to get them to question what is really going
John was invited to join the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America
in 2001. His first exhibit with the group was in 2002 and he
received the Silver Medal in sculpture for his larger than life
"Kokopelli." Another piece from that exhibit, "Visions
of Change" has been placed in the permanent collection
of the Tucson Museum of Art.
"Being voted into the Cowboy Artists of America has been
the highlight of my artistic career. Keeping company with those
who are truly considered to be the greatest of Western Artists
will always be an honor for me."
At the 2004 Cowboy Artists of America Show, John received the
Gold Medal for his life-size sculpture of "Addih-Hiddisch,
Hidatsa Chief" from the "Explorer Artists, Bodmer/Catlin
Series." That sculpture also received the Kieckhefer Award
for Best of Show and was placed in the permanent collection
of the Phoenix Art Museum. That same year, John received the
coveted CAA Award for the best body of work, voted on by the
members of the Cowboy Artists of America. He won the Silver
Medal in sculpture for his life-size sculpture of "Pariskaroopa,
Two Crows" at the 2005 Cowboy Artists of America Show.
Coleman received the Ray Swanson Memorial Award for the monument
of "Visions of Change" and the Silver Medal for his
drawing, "A Warrior's Journey" at the 2006 Cowboy
Artists of America Show.
John Coleman is a professional member of the National Sculpture
Society and lives in Prescott, Arizona.
"Iron Sharpens Iron" Bronze
by John Coleman, CA, 17"h x 12"w x12"d, ed. 35.
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"Mandan Warrior" bronze by John Coleman, CA, 19"h.
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"Little Hopi Clowns" bronze
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"Hisoosanchees, Little Spaniard" bronze by John
Coleman, CA, 32"h.
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"Warrior's Lament" bronze by John Coleman, CA,
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