Saturday, May 24, 2008
Artist Research: George Pratt
George Pratt was born in 1960, October 30th in Beaumont, Texas. He moved to NY to study Drawing and Painting at the Pratt institute where he also taught later in his career. He also taught at the Joe Kubert school in New Jersey. His work appears in private collections throughout the world. His graphic novels like Enemy Ace: War Idyllic for DC Comics/ Warner books have garnered several awards and nominations and have been translated into many languages and have won numerous awards, most notably the Eisner Award for Best Multimedia Artist. He teaches full-time at Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida and each summer with The Illustration Academy. I really enjoy Pratt's use of color, a juxtaposition of muddied chromatic grays with muted colors producing tension which in tern creates form, space, and story telling.