Christopher Pratt was a Canadian painter and printmaker. In 1952, Christopher Pratt began painting watercolors for the first time in his career. Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, where he studied pre-medicine in 1953, is named after him.

He rapidly developed a passion for the arts at Mount Allison, particularly painting. Lawren P. Harris and Alex Colville encouraged him to paint.

Christoper Pratt
Christoper Pratt

Pratt attended the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland from 1957 to 1959. He worked as a construction surveyor at the American Naval Base in Argentia in Newfoundland during the summers.

He used the precise measuring skills he learned as a child to improve his artwork. A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree was awarded to Pratt in 1961 after he returned to Mount Allison University in 1959.

He started making silkscreen prints during this time. During this period, the National Gallery of Art’s fourth Biennial Exhibition contained the early screen print Boat in Sand, 1961, which was developed at this time. Pratt’s career was sparked by the yearly jury’s appreciation.

Christopher Pratt Parents: Meet John Kerr Pratt and Christine Emily Pratt

The late Canadian painter, Christopher Pratt was born to his parents John Kerr Pratt (father) and Christine Emily Pratt (mother). Aside from their names being known, there is little to no information about his parents.


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