October 1, 2022
'A loss for the province and the country': Christopher Pratt, beloved artist and designer of NL flag, passes away

An internationally-celebrated painter and printmaker – and designer of the provincial flag, Pratt’s connection to the province was evidenced in his work and the contributions he made to the place he called home.

He was born in St. John’s in 1935 and met his future wife Mary while studying pre-medicine at Mount Allison University. The couple, who divorced in 2005, had four children and were both giants in the Canadian art world.

Pratt has been celebrated for decades for his work chronicling Newfoundland, including being named to the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador and a Companion of the Order of Canada.

In a statement from his children, John, Anne, Barbara and Ned Pratt, and his brother, Philip Pratt, his family said Pratt was dedicated to his art his entire life.

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