CHARLES PACHTER "MOOSE LUMINOUS" 2010
Charles Pachter is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists.
His iconic, uplifting and patriotic images have independently earned their place in the nation's museums.
For the uninitiated, his work is accessible and beloved (notably his amazing hockey mural at Toronto's
College Street subway station).
While Pachter’s work shares some characteristics with Jim Dine, David Hockney and even Andy Warhol, his style is resoundingly charming, singular and uniquely Canadian.
The barn, along with Queen Elizabeth and the moose, form a trio of icons that Pachter has repeatedly visited over the course of his career.
This image was the result of a commission by the Illuminato festival in 2010. An immediate success, Pachter turned the image into a limited edition offset lithograph.
Pachter’s graphics are an ideal choice for starting a collection of Canadian art.