GEORGE PRATT is a professional sculptor in stone practising in British Columbia, Canada.  He was born at Minden, Ontario in 1939.  He has lived in most areas of Canada including the arctic.  Eventually settling in Toronto, he was there introduced to the stone-carving arts under E.B. Cox in 1970.   He moved to Vancouver in 1975.  

     Pratt’s works are carved in granite, marble, jade and other exotic ornamental stones of Canada.  His work is widely collected in North America by private individuals and corporations.  Large works commissioned for public display in Canada are:


    TERRY FOX MEMORIAL - Port Coquitlam, B.C.

    THE SEDNA SCULPTURE - Toronto, Ontario

    THE BUILDERS - Calgary, Alberta

     SALMON RIVER - Burnaby, B.C.

    THE  SINGING FROG - Burnaby, B.C.

    PAN, God of the Fields and Forests - Haliburton, Ontario

     REJUVENATION - Burnaby, B.C.

    A CAWCUSS of CROWS -  Burnaby, B.C.

   The SUNDIAL - Sechelt, B.C.

Abroad:

    ALASKA VETERANS MEMORIAL – Mt. McKinley, Alaska        

    THE SUNDIAL -  City of Guangzhou, China


As well, Pratt has sculpted many presentation works for foreign dignitaries, notably:

    HRH PRINCE PHILIP

    HON. MARY ROBINSON, President, Republic of Ireland

    HON. KIM YOUNG SAM, President, Republic of Korea

    HON. CORAZON AQUINO, President, The Philippines

    BORIS YELTSIN, President, The Russian Federation

    WM. CLINTON, President, The United States

    JIANG ZEMIN, President, The People’s Republic of China 


Instructional Commissions

HALIBURTON  SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

       Faculty member - annual courses in stone sculpture, 1988 through 2009.

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES GOVERNMENT

       Instruction to Inuit carvers using marbles found in the Arctic.  Five courses from 1988 to 1991.

 INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS SOCIETY OF BC

     A course for Kwakiutl and Gitksan carvers in 1980.  This course resulted in commissions for stone carvings for the Parliament Buildings  for the carvers involved.    

        Affiliations

NORTHWEST STONE SCULPTORS ASSOCIATION

    Instructor for eleven summer symposia—1988 to 2000.

WEST COAST STONE SCULPTORS ASSOCIATION

     Instructor for ten summer symposia—1997 to 2007.

VANCOUVER BOARD OF TRADE

      Sculptor in Residence from June 1986. 


VANCOUVER SPRING - ADVANCED COURSE IN CARVING TECHNOLOGY. 

               2014  - 2015.

In my original website, I had a great section on my family genealogy.  It isn’t about sculpting in stone, but I love history and no one else in our clan seems able to build a site for sharing our story.  I’m going to attempt to link with it HERE.  Take a look . . . 

GEORGE PRATT   Sculptor in Stone

Heads Up!

The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

is October 18 - 20 and I’ll be in it.

More info:  

www.sunshinecoastartcrawl.ca

... so every carpenter and workmaster, that laboreth night and day; and they that cut and grave seals ... the smith also, working by the anvil, the potter sitting at his wheel ... all these trust to their hands; and every one is wise in his work.  Without these a city cannot be inhabited ... they will not be sought for in public council, nor sit high in the congregation ... but they will maintain the state of the world and their desire is in their craft.

ECCLESIASTICUS 38, 27-34