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Felton Coleman

 (1911 - 2002)
Felton Coleman was active/lived in Louisiana.  Felton Coleman is known for painting.

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Felton E. Coleman (1911-2002) worked as a janitor for the art department of Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge from at least 1940 through 1948.  During that time he developed a career as an artist, culminating with a one-man show at the Carl Ashby Gallery in New York in 1949.  Coleman's work was discussed in at least two reviews: Elaine de Kooning, "Reviews and Previews: Felton Coleman," Art News 48 (April 1949), page 55; and Jo Gibbs, "Louisiana Primitive," Arts Magazine 23 (15 March 1949), page 15, where he was described as "a new Negro primitive with a certain freshness of vision and honesty of approach." Coleman''s art career seems to have ended after his New York debut, though h   ...  Displaying 750 of 905 characters.

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