Samuel Colman was a landscape and genre painter, etcher and watercolourist.
Colman studied in Europe in 1860 and 1871. In 1870 he travelled in the American West. Later in life, he settled in Newport, RI. He exhibited at the Maryland Historical Society; Pennsylvania Academy and the National Academy. He was elected Academician of the National Academy in 1862 and President of the American Society of Painters in Water Colors 1867-71. Colman was also a leading member of the New York Etching Club where he was known for his landscape work and etchings after J. M. W. Turner.
Groce, George C., and Wallace, David H., New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860, New York and London 1957, 1975 edtn.