Mary Pratt's paintings have been exhibited in Canada's most influential galleries and reproduced in magazines. Mary Frances West Pratt was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1935. She attended Mount Allison University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 1957, she married fellow student Christopher Pratt, and moved to Glasgow, Scotland. In 1959, they moved to Newfoundland, where Mary taught painting at Memorial University. During her career, Mary Pratt has steadily built a national recognition for her photo realist paintings and for her active role in cultural affairs.
A Personal Calligraphy