Les Coleman was born near Hull, Yorkshire, just before peace broke out. In 1967 he moved to South London where he lived until his untimely death in 2013.

Throughout his life he created conceptual art and books that continued the anti-tradition of Dadaists such as Man Ray. Coleman made poetically paradoxical text, drawings and objects such as the sculpture evocatively titled Revenge - which consisted of a regular hammer... but with a nail jammed in it's head.
He was a key figure of the small publisher’s scene producing works such as 180 Grammes, Colemania, So the Story Goes and the hugely popular Meet the Art Students, all through his own imprint In House Publishing.