Lance Point Rock
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framed dimension: 24 x 39 in.
Edition number 40/70
Christopher Pratt (1935 - 2022)
Born in St. John's in 1935, Christopher Pratt studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1957 to 1959 and earned a B.F.A from Mount Allison University in 1961. Following a brief tenure as an Art Specialist at Memorial University, he moved to Salmonier, St. Mary's Bay, and began working as a full-time artist. In a long and celebrated career his serigraph prints and paintings have been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions, capped by a major retrospective organized by the National Gallery of Canada in 2005, which travelled across the country. His work forms part of public and private collections nationwide.
In 1973 Christopher Pratt was named an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 1983 he became a companion of the Order. Pratt served on many committees and councils, including the Federal government's Stamp Design Advisory Committee (1972-1975) and the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts (1975-1981). He received honorary doctorates from several Canadian universities, and his work was the subject of several books. He also wrote one book of poetry and a memoir.