Charles Pachter


An Officer of the Order of Canada, Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and recipient of the Order of Ontario, painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, and author Charles Pachter is one of Canada’s best-loved and most celebrated artists.

Pachter is an artist with an astonishing range. His work is witty, thoughtful, moving, and personal. Many works, like Queen on Moose, The Painted Flag, and Hockey Knights in Canada, have achieved a remarkable level of recognition, becoming famous across the country — indeed, around the world. His collaboration with Margaret Atwood on The Journals of Susanna Moodie has been called “truly the most magnificent book ever to be published in Canada.”

Charles Pachter: Canada’s Artist is a celebration of the life and work — the struggles and triumphs — of a man who has helped to redefine Canadian art and whose promotion of Canada and its culture has left a lasting legacy — one that he continues to build on.

About the Author

Leonard Wise

Posted by Kendra on August 23, 2016
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Leonard Wise

Leonard Wise has been a lawyer since his call to the bar in 1968, with a parallel career as television performer, food critic for the Toronto Star, screenwriter with Thomas Michael of You're Killing Me, a screenplay slated for production in 2018, and author of seven books, including the best-selling Toronto Street Names. He lives in Toronto.