Christopher Pratt was born in 1935 in St. John's, Newfoundland. He attended the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, from 1957-1959. In 1961, Pratt 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.
Pratt's work can be found in many international public, private and corporate collections including
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Art Gallery of Ontario; Beaverbrook Art Gallery; McMichael Canadian Art Collection;
Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal; Museum London; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland; Vancouver Art Gallery; Bank of Montreal; London Life; RBC;
Shaw Communications; Tory, Tory and UBS Securities, Canada.
A new book, Christopher Pratt - Six Decades was published by Firefly Books in 2013.
Christopher Pratt lives and works in St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland and has been represented by Mira Godard Gallery for 45 years.
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