Lost Art Salon is a San Francisco-based gallery that specializes in the rediscovery of historically significant artists and fine art collections reflecting the major styles and movements of the Modern Era. Open to the public, the gallerys showroom offers over 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and objects from the late 19th Century through the present, with a strong emphasis on 20th Century Modernism.
Muriel Coleman was an award-winning artist
and designer during the 1940s and 1950s. A member of what has come to be called
the Pacific Design Group, along with Luther Conover, Van Keppel Green and
others, her designs in wood and wrought iron for California Contemporary Inc.
have won a cult following among collectors and institutions. Her company, which
grew out of her family's farm tool manufacturing business, also produced the
work of Conover and other California
designers. She painted watercolors in a California regionalist style reminiscent
of Barse Miller, Lee Blair, Phil Dyke, Harold Gretzner, and others. And for the most part these have not been
shown publicly for 40 years. During her lifetime Coleman exhibited at the Laurel
Gallery in New York City, the National Academy of Design and the National
Association of Women Artists. She also exhibited at the Oakland Museum with the
likes of Society of Six painter, Maurice Logan. She was president of the East
Bay Artists Association, where she exhibited, and was a board member of the
Oakland Museum. She received her MFA degree from Columbia University in 1936.