Christopher Pratt, legendary Canadian painter and printmaker, dies at 86

Christopher Pratt, a respected Canadian painter and designer of the provincial flag of Newfoundland and Labrador, has died at the age of 86.

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His family released a statement saying the artist died on Sunday at their home on the Salmonier River in Newfoundland.

Pratt is survived by his brothers, four children, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


The family statement said his “best friend and occasional wife,” fellow painter Mary Pratt, died in 2018.

As a painter and printmaker, Christopher Pratt frequently explored landscape, architecture, and the body.

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Due to a remarkable love for his home province, which also influenced his work, in 1980, Pratt was asked to design the Newfoundland flag that still flies today.

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