Over a career span of more than forty years, New Orleans native, Alan Flattmann has become recognized as one of the most influential and respected pastel artists in the country. Although accomplished in oil and watercolor, Flattmann is best known for his work in pastel. In 2006, the Pastel Society of America honored Flattmann with induction into the prestigious PSA's Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was inducted into the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Flattmann's work can be found in hundreds of private collections and in prominent public collections including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Longview Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art and the Hang Mingshi Pastel Art Museum in Suzhou, China. His book, The Art of Pastel Painting (Pelican Publishing Co. 2007) is still considered to be the definitive guide to pastel painting. He is also the subject of three other books, The Poetic Realism of Alan Flattmann (ACM Publishing 1981), Alan Flattmann's French Quarter Impressions (Pelican Publishing 2002) and An Artist's Vision of New Orleans: The Paintings of Alan Flattmann (Pelican Publishing 2014).