Student, The Art Institute of Chicago of Buffalo, 1935-1940.
Picture framer, Carl Bredemeier Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1934-1948; painting teacher, The Art Institute of Chicago of Buffalo, 1946-1952; director, The Art Institute of Chicago of Buffalo, 1949-1952; machinest, Austen Dies, Colesville, New York, 1952-1955; construction carpenter, Union Concrete Construction Company, West Seneca, New York, 1955-1964; carpenter foreman, F.L. Ciminelli Construction Company, Buffalo, 1964-1982; artist, Colden, New York, since 1982. Consultant Burchfield-Penny Art Center, Buffalo, since 1993.
Chairman Town of Colden, Democratic Party, 1953-1982. Sergeant United States Army Artillery, 1941-1945, South Pacific. Member United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, others.
Married Joan Averill Bancroft, August 14, 1943. Children: David Foster, Sarah Averill Pratt Tobin, Susan Chesbro Pratt Rudnicky, Michael Bancroft Pratt.