Born in Haiti, Mr. Jean-Bart relocated at the age of 13 to New York City. Leslie received a BA in American History as well as a Master degree in Journalism from Columbia University.
It was while working at Sotheby’s and then at Christies that Leslie says his formal education in the arts began. Citing the full access to different media of arts, and surrounded by masterpieces from the greatest artists of our time he took complete advantage of the exposure to learn.
Leslie has had solo and group exhibition in NYC, Atlanta, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Colorado, among other states. But his mother was diagnosed with dementia in 2004 and needed constant care. His professional and personal life had to be put on hold till recently.
Leslie’s work can be found in collection locally, and lives in New York City.