Living and Painting in a Changing New England

Loring W. Coleman Living and Painting in a Changing New England

The distinguished painter and teacher Loring W. Coleman shares his lifetime of art through a recounting of his amusing and intriguing experiences as a student and teacher, and he tells us the stories behind over 50 of his oil and watercolor paintings from his seven decades as a plein air painter.

His autobiography describes his upbringing in the tough Chicago of the 1930s, his discovery of idyllic rivers in Concord, Massachusetts, and his adventures as a motorcyclist and young student of great art teachers.

The day before Pearl Harbor, he married his wife Katinka, and he tells us how he soon became an Army officer and found himself commanding the U.S. Army’s largest World War II art department. He then traces his energetic years as a teacher, traveling art historian, and lover of Bavaria and Austria.

Coleman touches us with his passion for the changing New England landscape, with its leaning farmhouses, sagging Colonials with their missing shingles, and magnificent barns now barely there. Coleman’s narrative matches his evocative and detailed painting style, capturing weight, light, and mood, as if in conversation with his subjects.

In his Foreword to Coleman’s book, Henry Adams, Professor of American Art at Case Western Reserve University, writes, “How amazing that in addition to all his fine paintings, Loring Coleman has also written one of the best and liveliest artistic memoirs I’ve ever read.”

A student of New England artists Hermann Dudley Murphy, Charles Curtis Allen, and Bernard Keyes, Loring W. Coleman also became a teacher, most notably at Middlesex School where he taught for 27 years. He is a member of the National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, the Guild of Boston Artists, and the Salmagundi Club. Loring and his wife Katinka live in Harvard, Massachusetts.

Loring W. Coleman
Living and Painting in a Changing New England,
An Autobiography
by Loring W. Coleman, NA, AWS
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Quantity of illustrations in color: approx. 81
Quantity of illustrations in black and white: 17

Living and Painting in a Changing New England, An Autobiography

Written by Loring W. Coleman; Edited by Hugh Fortmiller with a Foreword by Henry Adams
Publisher:  Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press
Book Designer: Michelle Quigley
A gallery of plates from the book found here.

Publisher:  Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press

ISBN 10: 1-55595-341-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-55595-341-6
Title: Loring W. Coleman
Subtitle: Living and Painting in a Changing New England, An Autobiography
Loring W. Coleman, NA, AWS
Written by Loring W. Coleman; Edited by Hugh Fortmiller with a Foreword by Henry Adams
Binding:  Hardcover
Page extent: 217 pages
Price: $65.00
Quantity of illustrations in colour: approx 81
Quantity of illustrations in black and white: 17
Size 11 x 12 inches, 28 x 30 cm.
Suggested subject category: American Art, Art in New England
Date book will be in UK warehouse: October 2011
Date book will be in US warehouse:  October 2011
Language: English

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