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Francis Coan

 (1914 - 1980)
Francis Frederick Coan was active/lived in California, Illinois.  Francis Coan is known for Painting; Muralist.

Biography   Francis Coan


Francis Frederick Coan was born in Illinois on Jan. 1, 1914.  Coan studied at the AIC under Philbrick, Ritman, and Anisfeld.  He was a long-time resident of Oakland with a studio-home at 1550 Hampel.  For 35 years he worked as a cost engineer at Zelinski Company (painting & decorating).  He painted murals in San Francisco and Chicago, and followed portrait commissions widely.  Coan died in San Francisco on July 18, 1980. 

Exh:  AIC; SWA; ASL of NYC; Kaiser Center (Oakland); Alameda Co. Fairs.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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