Charles Pachter

Charles Pachter

Acrylic and sculpture

Education
2010
Honorary Doctorate, University of Toronto
1996
Honorary Doctorate, Brock University, St. Catharines
1966
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan
1964
History Honours BA, University of Toronto
1963
Diplômé de l’ESPPPFE, La Sorbonne, Paris

 

Biography

Known for his signature Canadian flag paintings, Charles Pachter investigates the changing nature of the self and the identity under contemporary conditions. His entire production, which incorporates painting, sculpture, design and architecture, navigates the boundaries between the historical and the personal. By combining icons such as the Queen, the maple leaf, the barn or the iconic moose, Pachter brings to our attention how such symbols have become intuitive landmarks for us, impacting the different ways in which we see ourselves, and how we perceive the world around us. By exploring the ups and downs of patriotism, his works take on an quirky and singular third space between the two polarities.

Charles Pachter (1942) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds an History Honours BA from the University of Toronto, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (Michigan) and a diploma in French studies from La Sorbonne. He has received three honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto, Brock University, and the Ontario College of Art and Design University. His work has been shown at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), the McMichael Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as in solo exhibitions in France, Japan, Germany, India, and the UK.

Pachter’s work has been featured in a variety of professional publications and was the subject of a biography in 2017 by Dundurn Press. He is the recipient of the Order of Ontario, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, and the French Order of Arts and Letters. His works are in private and public collections around the world. He is currently showing in a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Bangladesh in Dhaka.

« Iconic » : Charles Pachter, an anthology of his greatest works

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 24th 2018 at 2pm
The artist will be present

Click the images below  to have more information about the artworks.
For inquiries : jg@jutrasartgallery.ca

Grants, Prizes and Mentions
2017
Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
2015
Recipient of the Order of Ontario
2012
Officer of the Order of Canada
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal
2011
Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto
2009
Honorary Doctorate, Ontario College of Art & Design University
2002
Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
2001
Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, France
1999
Member of the Order of Canada


Lectures (2015-2018)
Art Gallery of Windsor, May 2017
Peel Art Museum & Archives, Brampton May 2017
Keynote Speaker, Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, Toronto, May 2016
Keynote Speaker, The Cambridge Club, Toronto Mar 2016
School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto, Nov 2015
The York Club, Toronto Oct 2015
Leacock Festival, Orillia July 2015
Lambton House, Toronto May 2015
Orillia Museum of Art and History, May 2015
Kiwanis Club of Orillia, April 2015
Academy for Lifelong Learning, Toronto Apr 2015
Georgian College School of Design & Visual Arts, Barrie, Apr 2015

 

Public collections (selected)
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Canada House, London
Canadian Embassy, Washington
Ontario College of Art & Design University
Panasonic of Canada, Toronto
Peel Art Museum & Archives, Brampton
Toronto Dominion Bank
The Toronto Sun
Toronto Western Hospital
Canadian Embassy, Berlin
University of Western Ontario
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
University of Calgary
Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh, St. Rémy de Provence, France
Claridge Collection, Montreal
The Clarkson Company
Coca-Cola Canada
Concordia University, Montreal
Connor-Clark Investments,Toronto
Credit Suisse Canada
Toronto Dominion Bank
The Toronto Sun
Toronto Western Hospital
Canadian Embassy, Berlin
University of Western Ontario
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
University of Calgary
Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh, St. Rémy de Provence, France
Claridge Collection, Montreal
The Clarkson Company
Coca-Cola Canada
Concordia University, Montreal
Connor-Clark Investments,Toronto
Credit Suisse Canada

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions (2010-2018)
2018
Iconic: Charles Pachter, an anthology of his greatest works, Jutras’ Art Gallery, Toronto
Charles Pachter, National Museum of Bengladesh, Dhaka
2017
Of Moose and Monarchs, Art Gallery of Peterborough
Charles Pachter, The Cranbrook Years, Art Gallery of Windsor
What Make This Country Tick, PAMA-Peel Art Museum & Archives, Brampton
2016
The Charterhouse, London, England.
2015
Alliance Française, Toronto
The Spoke Club, Toronto
2014
Michael Gibson Gallery, London
Charles Pachter, Galerie Oeno, Prince Edward County
Lest We Forget, Queen’s Park, Toronto
2013
The Art of War : Dressed to Kill, Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto
Pop Goes Canadiana : Iconic Art by Charles Pachter, Entreprise Square Galleries, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Landmarks, Orilla Museum of Art & History
A-R-T, The Art of Charles Pachter, Art Gallery of Sudbury
2012
1812 : The Art of War, Moose Factory Gallery, Toronto
Selected Works, Train Station Gallery, Brandford
Monarchs of The North, Blue Mountain Foundation fort the Arts, Collingwood
2011
The Pachter Factor, The Art Space, Huntsville
2010
Mountain Galleries, Whistler
Luminato, Toronto Roots & Four Seasons Hotel.

Group Exhibitions (2010-2018)
2017
Text Message, Galerie Oeno, Prince Edward County
Felled Trees, Canada House, London.
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Galerie Oeno, Prince Edward County
2016
Form Follows Fiction, Art Museum of the University of Toronto
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Galerie Oeno, Prince Edward County
2015
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Galerie Oeno, Prince Edward County
Works on Paper, Galerie Oeno, Prince Edward County
2013-2014
The Snow Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London
2012
Cinematic, cinema-themed Graphics, Hyatt Regency, Toronto
Streets Alive, Leacock Chair, Orillia
2011
Royal Portraits, Beaverbrook Museum, Federicton
Play>Nation, Design Exchange, Toronto
The University College Collection, UofT Art Centre

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