Loring Wilkins Coleman, Jr. (American, 1918-2015)
Oil on Masonite, signed
Painting: 11.25" x 30.5"
Frame: 17" x 36.25"
Loring Coleman studied at the Middlesex School in Concord and the Scott Carbee School of Art, Boston. Coleman studied oil painting with Charles Dudley Murphy and his associate, John Enser. Murphy in turn, introduced Loring to his fourth teacher: Charles Curtis Allen. Under Allen, Loring's paintings matured, he began selling his work, and started what would become a life long pursuit: teaching. As Head of Art Department at the Middlesex School, Coleman taught painting, sculpture, and art history before resigning to paint full time. He was an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Allied Artists of America, the Guild of Boston Artists, the New England Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club. and was the Art Director and Vice President of the Concord Art Association.