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John Coleman, Western Artist

     Born and raised in Southern California, John is widely regarded as one of today's most prominent Western artists. At the age of 44 he began his professional art career and today is known for his ability to capture the subtle side of the narrative of a sculpture. His skillful gestures, faces and the emotion they express lead the viewer through the story his pieces tell.

     "My favorite type of art is the kind that tells a story that is deeper than what you see on the surface. I believe art is about putting a physical face on a spiritual idea. As an artist, I try to provoke the viewer's imagination and participation into my sculpture, to get them to question what is really going on."
John was invited to join the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America in 2001. His first exhibit with the group was in 2002 and he received the Silver Medal in sculpture for his larger than life "Kokopelli." Another piece from that exhibit, "Visions of Change" has been placed in the permanent collection of the Tucson Museum of Art.

   John received the Gold Medal for his life-size sculpture of "Addih-Hiddisch, Hidatsa Chief" from the "Explorer Artists, Bodmer/Catlin Series" at the Cowboy Artists of America Show. That sculpture also received the Kieckhefer Award for Best of Show and was placed in the permanent collection of the Phoenix Art Museum. That same year, John received the coveted CAA Award for the best body of work, voted on by the members of the Cowboy Artists of America. He has won numerous Gold and Silver Medals for his bronzes at the CAA Shows. John won 3 Awards at the 2015 Cowboy Artist of America Show, including 1 Gold Medal for his charcoal drawing, 1 Silver Medal for his new bronze "The Healer," and another Silver Medal for his oil painting "Oracle of the Crow Nation."

     The Plainsmen Gallery is proud to represent the exceptional bronzes, paintings and giclees of John Coleman. For more information about availability, or to purchase one of Mr. Coleman's pieces, call the gallery: 1-888-779-2240 or Email us to be added to our mailing list for information about John's new releases. Flexible time-payments are available!


"Sister Moon" New Bronze by John Coleman

35"H x 10"W x 11"D, Edition of 20, $14,000

"Maiden from Second Mesa" Bronze by John Coleman

11"H x 7"W x 4"D, Edition of 35, $1,900



"Medicine of Mother Moon" New Bronze by John Coleman

25.5"H x 15"W x 12"D, Edition of 20, $15,000

(1 Available)

"Legacy" Bronze by John Coleman, CA

20"H, Edition of 35

"Little Pow-Wow Girl" Bronze by John Coleman

14"H x 5"W x 4"D 

"American Horse" Bronze by John Coleman

33"H x 13.5W x 11"D, Edition of 20

-- SOLD --

"Communion with the Tall People" by John Coleman

New Giclee Canvas, 36"x 24" Edition of 35, $925

"Monarch of the Buffalo Nation" by John Coleman

Giclee Canvas 36" x 22" Edition of 35, $920

"Holy Man of the Buffalo Nation" by John Coleman

Giclee Canvas, 22"H x 16"W, Edition of 50, $695

"Bringing the Buds to Life" by John Coleman

(Masterwork) 32"H, 1 Resale Available

"Reservation Dolls" Bronze by John Coleman

18.5"H x 8"W x 7"D, Ed. 35 - SOLD

"Grandmother's Wisdom" Bronze by John Coleman

20 H x 14.5 W x 13.5 D

Edition of 20, $12,000 - SOLD


"Magic Hour" by John Coleman

Giclee Canvas, 30"x 20" Edition of 40, $795

"Ridin' for the Lead" Bronze by John Coleman

23"H x 13"W x 16"D Sold Out

"The Spirit Chaser" Bronze by John Coleman

24"H x 15"W x 19"D, Edition 25 $11,500 Sold Out

"The Healer" by John Coleman, CA

Life-Size Edition of 9, 64" x 24" x 17" Sold Out

"Puchtuwa-Chta, Arikara Warrior" Bronze by John Coleman

36"H x 13"W x 12"D, Ed. 35 Sold Out

"Guardian of the Spirit Dogs" by John Coleman

Premier Giclee Canvas, 15"x20" ed. of 25 Sold Out

"Warrior's Lament" Bronze by John Coleman

Edition of 25, 20 H x 16 W x 16D Sold Out

"Where Spirit Meets Earth" Bronze by John Coleman

26"H x 15"W x 19"D, Ed. 50 Sold Out

"Canyon Dreamer" by John Coleman

Lifesize: 5/2"H x 24"W x 32"D Sold Out

"Unvanquished" Bronze by John Coleman

25"H x 13"W x 7"D Sold Out

"Graceful Spirit" Bronze by John Coleman

Edition of 20, 28"H x 18"W x 14.75"D Sold Out


"The Healer" Bronze by John Coleman

24.5"H x 14"W x 12.5"D, ed. 20 Sold Out

"Mandan Buffalo Dance" Bronze by John Coleman

26"H x 11"W x 19"D, Edition 35 Sold Out

"Mr. Delegate" Bronze by John Coleman,

20"H x 9"W, ed.35 Sold Out

"Bringing the Buds to Life" Bronze by John Coleman

20"H x 8"W x 7"D, ed. 35 Sold Out

"1832, Arikara Chief" Bronze by John Coleman

24"Hx18"Wx13"D, Ed. 20 Sold Out

"Glories Past" Bronze by John Coleman

19"H x 17"W x 14"D Sold Out

"The Navajo Dance" Bronze by John Coleman

21 1/2"H x 8"W x 7"D, Ed. 35 Sold Out

"Honeymoon at Crow Fair" Bronze by John Coleman

27"H x 8 1/2"W x 19"D, Ed.20 Sold Out

"Two Ravens" Bronze by John Coleman

29"Hx20"Wx14"D, ed. 20 Sold Out

"Pow Wow Promenade" Bronze by John Coleman

19.5"H x 11"W x 8"D, ed. 35 SOLD OUT

"Pretty Shield" Bronze by John Coleman

18"Hx8"Wx6"D Ed.35 Sold Out

"Little Spaniard" Bronze by John Coleman Sold Out

"First Light" Bronze by John Coleman

18"H x 10"W x 8"D, Edition of 20 Sold Out

"Leader of Men" Bronze by John Coleman

27 H x 20 W x 17 D, Edition of 20 Sold Out

"Mystic Smoke and Sacred Arrows" Bronze by John Coleman

39"H x 19"W Sold Out

"The Greeter" Bronze by John Coleman

Edition of 15, 68 H x 39 W x 22 D Sold Out

"The Rainmaker" Bronze by John Coleman

Sold Out

"Mandan Warrior" Bronze by John Coleman

19"h x 12"w x 7"D Sold Out

"Mini- Poka" Bronze by John Coleman

24"H x 9"W x 6.5"D, Ed. 35 Sold Out

"Ghost Dancer" Bronze by John Coleman

 9"H x 6"W x 6"D  Sold Out