Dr. Theodore R. Coleman, born July 11, 1939, died in a house fire March 12 in Dallas.
He was a graduate of Wichita Falls High School and received his B.A. degree in languages from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his master’s degree at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude; a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from the University of Madrid; and a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex in England.
Dr. Coleman was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Alpha Theta and Mensa. As a fine arts appraiser in Texas since 1975, he was a certified member of the American Society of Appraisers, the Association of Federal Appraisers, the International Society of Appraisers and the International Society of Valuers. He held various offices in each of those organizations.
He worked with the Dallas Museum of Art and with the Kimball and the Amon Carter museums in Fort Worth.
He is survived by his cousins and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Paradigm Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Schumacher officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Fine Arts Department of the Dallas Public Library.
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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 30, 2007