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Gene L. Coe

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Gene L. Coe Obituary
August 8, 1925 - February 27, 2015 ?Gene Coe (who preferred simply to be called "Coe") was born in McCool Junction, Nebraska on August 8, 1925. He died peacefully in his sleep in Los Angeles on February 27, 2015. After graduating from the Navy's V-12 program at Central College, MO, he served honorably in Naval Aviation as a plane captain on a Helldiver SB2C patrolling Atlantic waters. After the war, he traveled back to Los Angeles and used the G.I. Bill to attend college. Coe graduated from Otis Art Institute, and later earned an MFA at UCLA. Trained as a painter, Coe saw his work exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art among other institutions and galleries. His paintings and assemblages are in various private collections. His graphic design and illustration work received awards from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, the Los Angeles Art Directors Club, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He was a Professor Emeritus in the School of Cinema-Television at USC where he taught Film Graphics and Experimental Cinema for 29 years. Coe established and directed the Film Graphics Program from which many distinguished filmmakers emerged. With Richard Weinberg, he established the Masters Program in Computer Graphics. His beloved wife Dr. Paula Powers Coe, to whom he was married for 53 years, was by his side until the end; she sadly passed the following year. He is survived by his beloved daughter Caitlin Coe, by Dr. Moira Powers his sister-in-law, and by his nephews Noah Pene, Charles Coe and Stephen Coe. Donations in Coe's memory may be sent to St. Vincent's Meals on Wheels, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, or the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 10 to Oct. 16, 2016
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