About the Artist

Al Lachman

AL LACHMAN: Yesteryear to the Present

Renowned for his pastels as well as his oil paintings, Al Lachman is a master colorist.           Lachman is an accomplished painter, instructor, juror and author celebrating 63 years      as a professional artist.  He is recognized for his expressive painterly style and luminous paintings of barns and landscapes of Bucks County and beyond.  Honored by “Who’s Who in American Art” and by the Pastel Society of America, Lachman’s paintings have garnered numerous awards and the attention of art collectors nationally for fine art investment.

AL LACHMAN (b.1936)

Education & Scholarships
Art Students League, NYC
School of Visual Arts, NYC                                                                                            Syracuse University, NY

Museum Participation

  • James A. Michener Art Museum, New Hope, PA
  • Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
  • Tampa Museum of Art, FL
  • Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, VA
  • Middlesex County Museum, NJ
  • Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY
  • Las Olas Museum of Art, FL
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
  • The Central Library of Denver, CO

Permanent Collections

Mr. Lachman is represented in thousands of private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe & South America, including:

  • The Walt Disney Corporate Collection
  • President, Disneyland International
  • The University of Georgia Law School
  • Domino Pizza Corporate Collection
  • Detroit Tigers Executive Offices
  • Baptist Hospital, FL
  • Sun Bank
  • The Hershey Corporation
  • The Central Library of Denver, CO
  • The Ford Motor Company
  • The Hartford Steam & Boiler Ins. Co.
  • Ortho Pharmaceuticals
  • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
  • Flager & Yockey, PC
  • Doylestown Hospital

Publications (partial)

  • “Nouveau Magazine”- Sept/Nov 2007 and Nov/Dec 2008
  • “The Pastel Journal” – Cover/Featured Artist, August 2006
  • “Marquis Who’s Who in American Art – 2005/2006”
  • “Expressions: Drawings, Paintings, Thoughts – 50 years of Painting/Book”
  • “Pure Color,” F+W Publications, 2005
  • “The Pastel Journal,” June 2005
  • “American Art Review,” 2003
  • “Artists of the River Town,” by Doris Brandes, published by RiverArts Press, 2002
  • “Canadian Government Census 2001 – Statistics Canada”
  • Purchased publishing rights of four paintings by Mr. Lachman for Canada’s public awareness campaign on “The Homeless”
  • “The Artist’s Encyclopedia,” published by North Light Books, 2000
  • “The Best of Pastel,” published by North Light Books, 1996
  • “North Light Artist’s Guide to Materials & Techniques,” North Light Books, 1996
  • “Pastel Interpretations,” published by North Light Books,” 1995
  • “The Artist’s Magazine,” November 1994


Mr. Lachman has conducted painting workshops internationally. He was the first American artist to be invited by The Pastel Society of Canada to conduct a private workshop for its members. In addition, he has served as a Director on the Board of Control of the Pastel Society of America. He is also one of the founders and first instructors of the P.S.A. School for Pastels Only at the National Arts Club in NYC, the only one of its kind in the U.S.

Judges Choice & Awards of Distinction

  • “Best of Show – The Joseph Giffuni Memorial Award” presented at the 20th Annual National Exhibition by the Pastel Society of America at the National Arts Club in NYC. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon any U.S. pastelist annually.
  • “Robert Brackman Award for Painting” – Mystic, CT
  • “Best of Show” – Artigras, W Palm Beach, FL
  • “First Prize for Soft Pastels” – The Salmagundi Club, NYC
  • “Judges Award of Distinction” and “First Prize” – Mt Dora, FL
  • “First Prize” – The Pastel Society of Kansas
  • “Best of Show” – Las Olas Museum of Art, FL
  • “First Prize” – Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo, OH
  • “First Prize” – Port Clinton Art Festival, IL
  • “Best of Show” – Bethlehem, PA
  • “First Prize” – Washington Square, NYC
  • “Best of Show” – Plantation, FL
  • “First Prize” – Armonk, NY
  • “First Prize” – Allentown, Buffalo, NY
  • “First Prize” – Glastonbury, CT
  • “Best of Show” – Tri-County Art Assoc., PA
  • “Major Purchase Award – The Masters” – Walt Disney Corporate Collection
  • “First Prize” – Naples Invitational
  • “Featured Artist” – St Louis Art Exhibition, MO
  • “Best of Painting” – Baptist Hospital, FL
  • “First Prize” – Cherry Creek Art Exhibition, CO
  • “Purchase Award” – The Ford Motor Company
  • “First Prize” – Boston Mills Art Festival, OH
  • “Patrons Award” – Dunedin, FL
  • “First Prize” – South Miami Art Festival, FL
  • “First Prize” – Art in the Heart of Miami Beach
  • “First Prize” – Winter Park Art Festival, FL
  • “Purchase Award,” Uptown Art Festival, MN
  • “Award of Distinction” – Naples National , FL
  • “Best of Show” – Brookside, MO
  • “Award of Excellence” – Madison, WI
  • “Best of Show” – Naples Invitational, FL
  • “Award of Distinction” – Bonita Springs National, FL
  • “Award of Distinction” – Cherry Creek National Art Exhibition, Denver, CO
  • “Award of Distinction” – Winter Park Art Show, FL
  • “First Place” – Boston Mills Art Show, OH

Formerly Member Of

  • The Pastel Society of America
  • The Pastel Society of Canada
  • The Salmagundi Club
  • The Pastel Society of Kansas
  • The National Drawing Association