Loring W. Coleman: Living and Painting in a Changing New England, an Autobiography

This publication examines the art of this distinguished American watercolor painter and teacher, produced over a career of 50 years through a recounting of the artist's experiences as a student, teacher and as a plein air painter, especially of New England landscapes. Tracing Loring W. Coleman's work from his early years and including his study with such New England notable artists as Hermann Dudley Murphy, Charles Curtis Allen and Bernard Keyes, this rich exploration of the artist's life also features 30 anecdotal essays showcasing paintings of his work from the 1950's through the early 21st century. These insightful stories are derived from his own impressions during the creation of these paintings. Loring W. Coleman's work conveys a deep appreciation for the New England landscape with its leaning farmhouses, sagging Colonials with a few shingles missing, and majestically dilapidated barns. His style is exact, capturing the weight, light and mood of each scene. Loring W. Coleman has been a member since 1941 of both the Guild of Boston Artists and the prestigious Salmagundi Club. He is also a National Academician and a member of the American Watercolor Society. He served as head of the Art Department and taught for 27 years at the Middlesex School, in Concord. Massachusetts. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Academy of Art and Design, New York, and the Salmagundi Club, New York.