William Stephen Coleman (1829-190 English Academic Classical artist born 1829 - died 1904
William Stephen Coleman, book illustrator and painter, was born in Horsham in 1829. He studied to be a surgeon and turned to art after practicing for some time. He exhibited between 1865 and 1879 but painted through his whole life. He was a keen naturalist painting for the Illustrated News and the London Almanac. Until 1881 he was on the committee of the Dudley Gallery and he also designed tiles for Minton.