CHRISTOPHER PRATT: THE PRINTS OF CHRISTOPHER PRATT: Catalogue Available
Christopher Pratt's work is filtered through the full range of places, people, subjects that are a profound part of his life, his love and expertise in sailing, his intimate knowledge of most of Newfoundland and Labrador from its east-most point at Cape Race, to the southern tip of the Burin Peninsula and north to Cape Bauld and the Strait of Belle Isle.
David P. Silcox,
The Prints of Christopher Pratt
Published by Mira Godard Gallery, 2020
On Saturday, October 17th, Mira Godard Gallery was pleased to open a survey exhibition of limited edition prints by CHRISTOPHER PRATT.
CHRISTOPHER PRATT, painter/printmaker/poet, 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 traveling exhibition organizd by the National Gallery of Canada in 2005. In 2015 the exhibition "Christoper 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 Montrèal; 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; Scotiabank; 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.