Kate Lehman was born in London in 1968. She was raised in Paris where her parent’s pursuits exposed her to the world of the arts. Her formal art education began at age of 15 at L’Academie de la grande chaumiere, L’Academie Roederer and ATEP Lecompte. Dissatisfied with her studies she moved to New York where she worked briefly in the film industry.
In 1994 she discovered traditional academic training at the Minnesota River School where she met Patrick Devonas, a major influence on who she would become as an artist.
Lehman began studying at the Water Street Atelier in Brooklyn under Jacob Collins and Rick Piloco in 1996.
Her work has been shown in Galleries and Museums across the country and in Europe.
She currently lives in New York City and Paris with her husband Travis Schlaht and their two children.


  • 2011 - John Pence Gallery
  • 2006 - John Pence Gallery
  • 2006 - Spanierman Gallery
  • 2004 - John Pence Gallery
  • 2001 - John Pence Gallery
  • 2000 - Grenning Gallery


  • 2009
    • John Pence Gallery “Trompe l’Oeil”
    • 2006 - John Pence Gallery “Interiors”
    • John Pence Gallery “Water Street Atelier”
  • 2005
    • John Pence Gallery “Paint what you want”
  • 2004
    • Apex Gallery “Contemporary New York Artist”
    • Susan Powell Fine Art “Connecticut Rivers and Landscapes”
    • John pence Gallery: “Allegories”
    • John Pence Gallery: “Trompe l’Oeil”
  • 2003
    • Century Gallery “Spring Realism Exhibit”
    • John Pence Gallery “Exposed”
    • Susan Powell Fine Art “The Seacoast Near and Far”
    • John Pence Gallery “Self Portraits”
    • “Re-presenting representation IV Arnot Art Museum, NY
  • 2002
    • Arcadia Gallery “New Year, New Talent”
    • John Pence Gallery “Still Lifes, Florals and Interiors”
  • 2001
    • Meredith Long & co “Water Street Atelier”
    • John Pence Gallery “Homage to Artists of the past”
    • Grenning Gallery
  • 2000
    • John Pence Gallery “Still Lifes, Florals and Tromp l’oeil”
    • Grenning Gallery “Sketches of Spain
  • 1999
    • John Pence Gallery “Tromp l’oeil tradition”
    • John Pence Gallery “Drawings”
    • Meredith Long & co “Water street Atelier”


  • 1996-1999 - Water Street Atelier unde r Jacob Collins and Rick Pilloco, Brooklyn, New York
  • 1995-1996 - Painted with Carlos Madrid, New York, New York
  • 1994-1995 - Minnesota River School under Patrick Devonas, Burnsville, MN
  • 1985-1986 - L’Academie ATEP Lecompte, Paris, France
  • 1984-1985 - L’Academie Roederer, Paris, France


  • American Artist Magazine, “Quietness and Power” by John Parks, September 2006, pgs 22-29
  • Classical Drawing Atelier, A Contemporary Guide to Studio Practice by Juliette Aristedes
  • Classical Painting Atelier  by Juliette Aristedes
  • Portrait Painting Atelier  Old Masters techniques and Contemporary Aplications by Suzanne Brooker 2010
  • American Art Collector, “Kate Lehman and Sarah Lamb”, October 2006
  • American Arts Quartely, “Kate Lehman and Sarah Lamb”, Spring 2006, pgs 61-63
  • American Artist Magazine, “Emerging Artist”, May 2000, pgs 74-76

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