J. Douglas Coffin

Title: Artist
Company: Doug Coffin Fine Art
Location: Abiquiu, New Mexico, United States

Doug Coffin, Artist at Doug Coffin Fine Art, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sculpture, painting and mixed media.

For over 50 years, Mr. Coffin’s brightly painted steel and mixed-media sculptures and painted works have reflected his American West and Native American heritage. He was raised in Lawrence Kansas, where his father was a head coach at Haskell Institute, a Native American boarding school  that is now Haskell Indian Nations University`. While growing up he was surrounded by Native Americans of many tribes and traditions, and he was inspired by their artwork and dress to create art.

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in jewelry and sculpture from the University of Kansas and a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1975, Mr. Coffin embarked on a career that has  seen his works prominently displayed in in the White House Sculpture Garden, The Grand Palais in Paris, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. and New York City, and the Heard Museum in Phoenix. He has received a grant from the Ford Foundation, National Teaching fellowships and honorary status in Who’s Who in American Art. Mr. Coffin’s art has been exhibited worldwide in Africa, Italy, France, Ecuador and other points across the globe.

In the immediate future, Mr. Coffin is hoping to place a new work titled “Water Prayer” in Santa Fe, a piece that would reflect universal plea for water that Native Americans have prevailed upon their gods in centuries past for the blessing of abundant moisture, necessary for survival.

For more information, please visit:
True West Gallery
Ellsworth Gallery

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