Born in California on May 14, 1901. Coles worked as an artist in San Francisco from the 1920s into the 1940s. He later abandoned commercial art and opened a shoe store in Berkeley. He died at his home there on Oct. 25, 1987.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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