Merrill Coffin

November 4, 1924-December 24, 2006

Merrill Coffin

Merrill Coffin was born November 4th, 1924 in the city of Jamestown, New York to George and Lillian Anderson Coffin. With no formal artistic education after high school, his talent came to him naturally.

In 3rd grade, a pencil sketch of Washington crossing the Delaware was hung in the principal’s office for the full year. He began art courses in junior high. During his high school years, he helped on the Art Staff for the Annual. With his natural ability and what he learned in that 9th-grade course, he started that summer working at Aburg Sign. After this experience, he majored in art through high school and graduated with an art diploma in 1942 from Jamestown High School.

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The Paintings

Please note our painting section is under construction. We will be upgrading the artwork throughout.

“People like to hang on to our past, to what their grandfathers had, to what their great-grandfathers had… Antiquity is holding people together”

Merrill Coffin

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  • Chinese Love Story Pictured on New Bedroom Furniture

    Chinese Love Story Pictured on New Bedroom Furniture

    Jamestown Post-Journal – March 20, 1948 A Chinese love story in lacquer, enacted on novel bedroom furniture, will be a special exhibit by Union-National Furniture Company at the Jamestown Exposition next month when 2,500 buyers will converge here. The first sets of more than 250, now being made, are completed.…

  • Blue Jay Haven

    Blue Jay Haven

    In this captivating painting, titled “Blue Jay Haven,” the artist invites us into a scene of rural tranquility, where two blue jays find solace amidst the beauty of nature. Set against a backdrop of a clear blue sky, the composition is anchored by an old, rusted mailbox, which serves as…

  • Tug of War

    Tug of War

    Merrill Coffin’s masterful depiction of an Amish farm, titled “Tug of War,” captures the essence of a tranquil rural scene bathed in warm golden hues. The focal point of the painting is a pristine white barn against which two traditional Amish buggies are neatly parked, adding a touch of simplicity…

Artwork & Print Worth

We receive many requests on how much a piece is worth?

Original paintings vary in price from $100-800.00 depending on subject matter and condition. We do not evaluate the cost of your piece. For prints we’ve seen locally pricing range up to $250.00 for a signed framed print. We sell prints online that are still available that are not signed by the artist but come from the estate for 50.00. Price depends on condition, age, frame, number. Most prints were created in the 1980s. You can find prints in some art shops in town and some original paintings in galleries locally.

Please note as of right now the estate does not have prints for the following paintings: