Christopher Pratt
Christopher Pratt
Christopher Pratt
Christopher Pratt
Christopher Pratt
Christopher Pratt


Christopher Pratt

PRATT, Christopher; SILCOX, David; WEILER, Merike

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When Christopher Pratt first entered Mount Allison University in 1953 it was in pre-medicine. But after being encouraged to paint by Lawren Harris and Alex Colville, Pratt turned his attention to fine arts. Summer work as a construction surveyor at the American Naval Base at Argentia explains the precise measuring found in his paintings. In 1961, Pratt accepted the position of curator at the newly opened Memorial University Art Gallery in St. John's. He remained at the gallery for two and a half years before deciding to concentrate on his painting full-time. The result has been a prolific number of iconic clapboard houses and boats on the seashore as well as more unsettling images like building demolitions and bleak landscapes. Though some of his images supply a feeling of calm, others seem to convey the sharp, northeast winds of his native Newfoundland.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Quintus Press
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1981
  • Place Published: Toronto
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fine
  • Signed: Yes
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    43 p. + plates. Edition limited to 279 signed copies. Signed screenprint Hawke Bay is from an edition of 93 of which this is no. 52. Screenprint loosely laid in, 15 b&w figures, self portrait, and 81 tipped-in colour and b&w plates. 4 colour prints in separate folder. Brown leather spine with beige cloth boards. Separate cloth and paper covered folder for prints. In brown leather and cloth slipcase. Signed by Artist and Essayist.

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