2012 Western Art Collector - In Memoriam

Both men remember the moment. It was the Spring of 2009. Richard Moylan, newly-elected treasurer of the National Sculpture Society, and John Coleman, a fellow of the organization, were in Loveland, Colorado, for a group meeting. Viewing works at the Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art, they discussed one of Coleman's bronzes in the Explorer Artists, Bodmer/Catlin Series. It was an Indian figure based upon the original 1830s painting by George Catlin. Moylan observed "I have him." Thinking he was talking about the bronze, and knowing where all the casts were located, Coleman responded "I don't think so." What Moylan meant, as president of the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, was that George Callin is buried at his famed facility...

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