Saturday, September 6, 2008

William Stephen Coleman

[Tending the Flowers]
oil on canvas
[Flower Girls] - contemporary frame
oil on canvas

1829 - 1904.
William Stephen Coleman, book illustrator and painter, was born in Horsham in 1829. He studied to be a surgeon and turned to art after practicing for some time. He exhibited between 1865 and 1879 but painted through his whole life. He was a keen naturalist painting for the Illustrated News and the London Almanac. Until 1881 he was on the committee of the Dudley Gallery and he also designed tiles for Minton.

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