Two Ravens, 2014 | bronze, 13/20 (sold out edition) | 29 x 20 x 14 inches | $24,500
This exceptional bronze depicts Crow Chief Pariskaroopa from the 1830's who is best known for Bodmer’s portrayal of him as a Dog Dancer. In this sculpture, the artist displays the Chief wearing his ceremonial Raven headdress.
Considered by many to be the most important living
documentarian of American Indians in early nineteenth century North
America, John Coleman's sculpture has captured the imagination of
numerous patrons and collectors of American Indian sculpture all
over the world. Coleman was born in Southern California and
attended the well renowned Art Center for Design in Los
Angeles. In 2010 Coleman completed a ten piece series of
bronzes commemorating the works of early American explorer artists
George Catlin and Karl Bodmer. In this series, he has
meticulously and authentically captured not only the details but
the regal qualities of early Indian tribal leaders of such early
tribes as the Mandans, the Assiniboines, and the Hidatsas.
Coleman is a member of three prestigious socieites for art; the
Cowboy Artists of America, the National Academy of Western Art, and
the National Sculpture Society. He has won two gold and two
silver awards as a Cowboy Artist of America, the Fraser Award for
best sculpture at the Prix de West in 2009, and the Norris
Foundation Award for Sculpture at the Masters of the American West
Show and Sale in 2010 at the Autry Museum in Pasadena, California.