Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Glenn O. Coleman

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1917

Painter and printmaker Glenn O. Coleman (1887-1932) grew up in Indianapolis. He attended the Industrial Training School before working as a newspaper artist for the Indianapolis Press. In 1905, he moved to New York, where he studied art and illustration under William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. Coleman was considered an artist of the “Ashcan School” due to his artistic focus on gray, working class life in New York. His series entitled Undercurrents of New York Life was published by The Craftsman in 1909. Coleman’s paintings and prints attempted to capture the contemporary, fleeting scenes of street life in New York City and appeared in the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum. He was a MacDowell Fellow in 1917.



Glenn O. Coleman worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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