All these paintings are about places; places I go in all seasons.
I like driving. I like the security and solitude of my wagon; aware of the landscape
I am passing through as if it were moving and I was standing still.
A road sign reads, "Work in Progress"
CHRISTOPHER PRATT was born in 1935 in St. John's, Newfoundland. He attended the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, from 1957-1959, and in 1961 he received a B.A. in Fine Art from Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.
Throughout his career, Pratt has received many awards and honours. In 1965, Pratt became an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (ARCA) and a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art. In 1969, he was a member of the Canada Council Visual Arts Jury. In 1973, Pratt was named an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 1983 he became a Companion of the Order. In 1980, Pratt designed the Provincial Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Christopher Pratt was the subject of a major touring retrospective organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1985,
a touring print retrospective and catalogue raisonné, The Prints of Christopher Pratt: 1958 - 1991 in 1992 and a major travelling exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada in 2005. In 2015 the exhibition Christopher Pratt: The Places I Go was featured at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland.
Pratt's work can be found in numerous international public, corporate and private collections including Art Gallery of Hamilton; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Art Gallery of Ontario; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick;
McMichael Canadian Art Collection; Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal; Museum London, Ontario; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland; Vancouver Art Gallery;
Bank of Montreal; London Life; RBC Financial Group; Shaw Communications; Tory, Tory and UBS Securities, Canada.
Christopher Pratt lives and works in Mount Carmel, Newfoundland and has been represented by Mira Godard Gallery for 50 years.
The catalogue accompanied Christopher Pratt’s major exhibition of recent work honouring the artist’s 70th birthday
The book traces Pratt’s development as a painter and printmaker from his first early watercolours through to the recent paintings. It features 140 works, beautifully reproduced, many of which have never been published.
The catalogue accompanied the 30th Anniversary exhibition of Christopher Pratt at Mira Godard Gallery.
The book paints with words an evocative self-portrait of renowned Canadian artist Christopher Pratt through his insightful, thought-provoking, and sometimes humorous journal entries from the 1950s to 2007
The catalogue raisonné illustrates over thirty years of Christopher Pratt’s printmaking oeuvre.
Christopher Pratt journeys through the Newfoundland countryside, assimilating thoughts, memories and impressions that inspire his work. The excerpts have been selected by curator and writer Tom Smart
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