John Coleman is a multi-faceted artist working proficiently in the genres of sculpture, oils and charcoal. His love of history and philosophy has enabled him to develop a profound connection to the subjects he portrays.
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 for his life-size sculpture of The Healer. It was a special honor to learn that a great patron of The Briscoe Museum also purchased that piece for its permanent collection.
In January 2019 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona, and in February the Artist of Excellence Award from The Booth Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
Coleman is past president of the Cowboy Artists of America 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, the Phippen Museum and is a current board member of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial Partnership.
Coleman is an Emeritus member and past president of the Cowboy Artists of America and Fellow member of the National Sculpture Society.