"b. Portland, Me., 1833. Practiced drawing from his early youth. In 1860 went to Europe and spent two years in study in Paris and Spain. In 1871 again went abroad - to Paris and Rome. elected National Academician, 1862. In 1874 lived in Dresden. Returned to New York, 1876. One of the original members of the Society of American Artists, 1878. One of the founders of the American Society of Painters in Water Colors, and its first president, 1866-1871. " There is nothing monotonous about Mr. Colman's style; his work is always pleasing, and will be ever welcome in our exhibitions. - Art Journal, September, 1876." [P. 22.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; Society of American Artists, New York; American Water Color Society (New York).