Jedd Novatt was born in New York City in 1958.
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1980, Novatt spent the year studying and working in France at the Lacoste School of the Arts, now part of Savannah College of Art and Design. In 1981, Novatt returned to New York City where he had his first studio on Warren Street in Tribeca. He had his first solo show in New York City in 1993.
In 2002 Novatt moved to Paris France, where he currently resides with his family. He divides his time among studios in Paris, the Luberon, and the Basque region in Spain.
Novatt's work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Asia. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide.