Alan Flattmann is a Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame Honoree and Eminent Pastelists of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).

He is best known for his work in pastel.  In 1987 Watson Guptill published his book The Art of Pastel Painting.  The popular art book was revised in 2007 (Pelican Publishing).  His work is also the subject of three additional books; An Artist’s Vision of New Orleans (2014, Pelican Publishing), Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions (2002, Pelican Publishing) and The Poetic Realism of Alan Flattmann (1981, A.C.M. Publishing).

Flattmann has received numerous awards and honors during the course of his career.  His work has also been shown in numerous solo exhibitions and included in major group exhibitions in the USA, France, Spain, Columbia, China and Taiwan.  His paintings can be found in the public collections of:   The Butler Institute of American Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Hang Ming Shi Pastel Art Museum (Suzhou, China), Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Oklahoma Art Center, Longview Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, and Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

The artist is a founder and current president of the Degas Pastel Society.  His work is represented by Kurt E. Schon Gallery in New Orleans. For more information about Alan, go to his website:

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