Charles Pachter - stop U
54 Western Ave, Orillia / Tel: (647) 239-1700
Artists Website: www.cpachter.com
GPS: N 44° 36.406 - W 79° 24.850
GPS Decimal (Google) 44.606766, -79.414170
One of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. He was born in Toronto, studied art history at the University of Toronto, French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris, and painting at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the McMichael Gallery. He is represented in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Japan, and India. His murals of Hockey Knights in Canada are featured in the College Subway Station in Toronto.
He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario, and a Chevalier of France's Order of Arts and Letters. He holds honorary doctorates from Brock University, OCAD University, and the University of Toronto where he is a Senior Fellow at Massey College. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden & Diamond Jubilee medals.
His images of the queen, moose, and maple leaf flag are icons of Canadian contemporary art. Mr. Pachter lives and works beside Grange Park in downtown Toronto in an award-winning residence and studio designed by Canadian architect Stephen Teeple. He has built a second home and studio, MOFO – Moose Factory of Orillia in a quiet lane in this historic Canadian city.
His paintings hang in Canada House in London, in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, in the Parliament Buildings, the Prime Minister’s residence, and in the Embassy of France in Ottawa. Pachter’s steel and granite moose sculptures have been installed across Canada.