Christopher Pratt: Six Decades
By Tom Smart
square 4to. pp. 175. profusely illustrated in colour. index. boards. dw. [Richmond Hill, Ontario]: Firefly Books inn association with the Art Gallery of Sudbury, .
ISBN: 1770851283 / 9781770851283
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Christopher Prat is one of Canada's mostprominent painters and printmakers The realism of his art makes it seem deceptively simple, but behind the recognizable images e deeper meanings Pratt's search for reality that is magical and mysterious gives his work its haunting qualities. Since the day in the mid-1950s when Pratt first saw the painting Early Sunday Morning by the renowned American Realist Edward Hopper, he has perfected his ability to represent the qualities of natural and artificial light.