Christopher Pratt



Christopher Pratt (1935–2022) is one of Canada’s most beloved and recognizable Maritime artists. Born in St. John’s, he dedicated the majority of his artistic practice to depicting scenes from the East Coast, both personal and imaginary, in his distinct version of minimalist realism.

Pratt achieved early artistic encouragement despite being a science and engineering student at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. He simultaneously began studying art and working with legendary Canadian artists such as Lawren P. Harris and Alex Colville who encouraged him to embrace fine art.  

“Hawke Bay” is a breathtaking example of Pratt's meticulous Canadian landscapes and his incomparable fusion of realism and minimalism. Executed in a nearly monochromatic palette, Pratt captures the pristine Newfoundland waterfront with nearly scientific precision, making this work a fine example of his distinct linear perspective. Pratt described the image as "the distant snow-covered headlands seen from a boat at sea." 

Pratt was the recipient of many accolades throughout his career, including the honor of being appointed an officer of the Order of Canada before becoming a companion of the Order in 1983. His work is celebrated in major public collections across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. 

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“Hawke Bay”

Canada, 1980


Signed, dated, titled, and numbered "HC" by the artist

From an edition of 93

8"H 10"W (work)

19"H 19.75"H (framed) 

Recently framed with museum glass

Very good condition

Literature: The Prints of Christopher Pratt 1958-1991 p. 77

Note: price is $3,250 CAD

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