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 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 working with the legendary Canadian artists Lawren P. Harris and Alex Colville who encouraged him to embrace fine art.  

“Gaspé Passage” 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 Quebec waterfront with nearly scientific precision, making this work a fine example of his distinct linear perspective.

A sense of stillness pervades the scene, with a solitary boat in the far distance serving as the only indication of life. Even so, the boat's presence seems to be enveloped in the expansive natural landscape, emphasizing the power and influence of the environment.

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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“Gaspé Passage

Canada, 1981

Color Lithograph

Signed, dated, and titled by the artist

From an edition of 45

16.5"H 31.5"W (work)

24.25"H 38.75"W (framed)

Framed with museum glass

Very good condition

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