CH R O N O L O G Y

1 9 4 2
Dec 30, born in downtown Toronto at 499 Palmerston Boulevard, the second of four children. Father Harry born in Toronto 1914,d. 1998 and mother Sara (Sanders) born in Edmonton, 1915, d. 2007

1 9 4 6 – 5 0
Family moves uptown to mostly Anglican neighbourhood of 84 Chudleigh Avenue. Attends John Ross Robertson public school Spends summers at various rented cottages around south Lake Simcoe.

1 9 4 7
Stars in a National Film Board short documentary Johnny at the Fair about the Canadian National Exhibition. Meets prime minister Mackenzie King, gets kissed by skater Barbara Ann Scott, pets a moose.

1 9 5 0 – 5 5
Family moves to middle class neighbourhood at 83 Ava Road .Attends Holy Blossom Temple Sunday school and John R. Wilcox public school. Studies piano with Rachel Cavalho, painting with Ronald

 

1 9 5 5 – 6 0
Attends Vaughan Road Collegiate. Takes academic art course under Miss Hudgins. Gets D minus and a scolding for painting daffodils blue.

1 9 5 7
Paints large mural on his bedroom wall based on the Canadian rural landscape on the $2 bill.

1 9 5 8
Dr. Verna Curran encourages his French studies. Goes on a Visite Interprovinciale exchange program hosted by a Catholic family in east Montreal. Tours Quebec city in a horse-drawn calèche. Paints sets for musical shows at Camp Katonim, Lake Simcoe. Discovers the unused attic of the family house on Ava Road, creates a private work space called “The Pad” where he paints for two years.

1 9 5 9
Attends Saturday morning classes “for gifted adolescents” at the Art Gallery of Toronto, supervised by William Withrow. Chosen Simpson’s representative for Vaughan Road Collegiate. Paints a wall mural of a prairie road for the Home Furnishings department, models as a hockey player for Simpson’s Catalogue.

1 9 5 9 – 6 4
Summers, works at Camp White Pine, Haliburton, Ontario. Teaches arts and crafts, drama, and creates special event programming. Meets and befriends Margaret Atwood, known as “Peggy Nature”.

1 9 6 0 – 6 2
Heads the arts and crafts department at Holy Blossom religious school.
Enrols in Art and Archeology at the University of Toronto, taught by Steven Vickers, Robert Welsh, Scott Symons, Ted Bieler.
Fellow classmates include Bogomila Ovcharov and Douglas Richardson.

1 9 6 1
Takes night courses in silkscreening under Fred Hagan at Ontario College of Art. Sketches with Ed Roman in the Rouge River Valley. Makes watercolours and oils of Ontario ravine landscapes.

1 9 6 2 – 3
Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, travels around France, Spain, Italy, and Corsica. Makes figure drawings and watercolours at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, streetscapes in and around Paris.

1 9 6 3 – 4
Returns to Canada, completes BA at University of Toronto. Visits Chicago, houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. Makes silkscreens at Camp White Pine and in studio in Mirvish Village on Markham Street.

1 9 6 4
Makes large oil paintings of Toronto houses, Grandmother’s House

1 9 6 4
February – First solo show of serigraphs at Pollock Gallery on Markham Street. Birds in Flight, Family, St. Lawrence Market

1 9 6 4 – 6 6
Attends Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art. Studies papermaking, lithography, etching, painting, design. Corresponds with Margaret Atwood studying at Harvard. Prints five Limited Edition illustrated folios of her poetry.
Paints first satirical work, The Hiya Dolls. Visits Mexico, Cuernavaca, Tepotzlan.

1 9 6 6
Graduates with an MFA from Cranbrook, returns to Toronto.
Rents a former bicycle repair shop at 907 Shaw Street.
Buys an old lithography press from Tom Lapierre, sets up a printing studio.
Prints lithographs, The Winner, Funny What Love Can Do, Golem, Conflux.
Acquires fonts of old foundry type.
Makes handmade book of lithographs Notebook Pages illustrating the poems of John Newlove.
Joins Quadrat society of private press printers at Massey College.

1 9 6 7
Moves to Montreal. Works in the theme division of Expo 67, installs sculptures for the Exposition Internationale. Meets Alexander Calder, prints lithographs in the Atelier GRAFF of Pierre Ayot, Rue Rachel,
Masque, Body Politic.
Musée d’Art Contemporain buys first Atwood-Pachter portfolio,The Circle Game, 1964.

1 9 6 7 – 6 8
Returns to Toronto. Buys first house at 1232 Shaw Street. Builds a print atelier in the basement. Makes lithographs It’s Just a Flesh Wound, Invocation, Is the Pope Catholic?, handmade book of poems by Alden Nowlan, A Black Plastic Button and a Yellow Yoyo. March, exhibits lithographs at Gallery Pascal, 104 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto.

1 9 6 8
Returns to France, visits Greek Islands.

1 9 6 9 – 7 0
Invited by Dean Richard Johnston to teach at the University of Calgary. Drives across Canada in an Envoy Epic. Lives in a small frame house on 21st Avenue South West. Makes silkscreens Elegy for Bluebeard, Lookout, lithographs Model Modern Message, She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain, Happy Trails to You, O Bury Me Not, Beatific Revelation, Plunge, Deluge. Works with John K. Esler, Antony Benjamin, Alexandra Haeseker.
February, exhibits new graphics at Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary.

1 9 7 0
April, returns to Toronto. Begins first renovation project, guts and rebuilds house and studio at 1232 Shaw Street. October, second exhibition of graphics at Gallery Pascal.

1 9 7 1
Makes several editions of Streetcar serigraphs in the studio at 1232 Shaw Street. December, tours the middle east, returns to Canada, flies to Cape Dorset, North West Territories to teach lithography to the Inuit. Takes ill with pneumonia and pleurisy, is flown south.

1 9 7 2
January-February, recuperates at Toronto Western Hospital.
April, large solo exhibition of Streetcar serigraphs, collages and constructions at Isaacs Gallery.
Sets type, makes lithographic collages and drawings for Dennis Lee’s book of children’s poems, Wiiggle To The Laundromat.
Participates in AGO Artists Protest with Joyce Wieland and Michael Snow.
July Visits the Gaspé coast for an eclipse of the sun.
Returns to Toronto, begins series of paintings exploring the monarchy in Canada. Procession through Landscape, Noblesse Oblige, The Visitation, Double Bubble, Rite de Passage, Clair de Lune, The Curtsey Triptych, Snow Queen.
Isaacs Gallery decides not to show the Queen on Moose paintings.

1 9 7 3
June, creates the first of many Toronto “event” opening parties, The Other Shaw Festival, for the exhibition of new paintings, Monarchs of the North at 1232 Shaw Street, which coincides with the Queen’s visit to the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake. Buys old factory at 24 Ryerson Avenue near Queen and Bathurst Streets.
Continues painting and printing landscapes, moose, rocks, goats, Canadian Tire collages. Flight of The Toaster, Mooseponder, Lakemark.

1 9 7 4
August, moves to 24 Ryerson Avenue.
Starts Artists Alliance Building Limited. Renovates factory, rents out studio and living space to other artists including Gary Greenwood, Jiri Ladocha, Anton Cetin, Janet Hunter, David Pellettier.
Starts artists’ co-op gallery called Artery. Moves to top floor loft where he lives and works for 2 years. Helps director Paul Thompson purchase derelict factory next door for Theatre Passe Muraille.
Buys and renovates neighbouring warehouse buildings as extensions of Artists Alliance. October, holds huge event party to mark the opening of Artery. Coincides with opening party of Stage II, new wing of Art Gallery of Ontario.

1 9 7 5
February, exhibits LANDMARKS at Artery, paintings, Look Out Barbara Ann, Kippawa, prints and collages, Mooseponder, Bear in Mind The Light, Moosamour.
Conceives 2 notorious performance art group shows about taste, The Ugly Show, and The Stunning Show.

1 9 7 6
Moves to large Edwardian house at 350 Markham Street. Retains working studio at 24 Ryerson, forms renovation business with 2 partners. Paints large work Life is Not a Fountain, silkscreens Mooseplunge. Joins Artists With their Work program at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Lectures and shows in Kingston, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Simcoe, Hamilton, Sudbury.
June, buys old 100 acre farm and house in Oro township near Orillia. House of Anansi Press publishes The Queen of Canada Colouring Book with Pachter drawings.

1 9 7 7
August, purchases abandoned grocery store and blacksmith’s shop at 2 Grange Place, leaves 350 Markham Street. Begins renovating 2 Grange Place into a permanent home and studio.
October, COLLINS PACHTER TINKL exhibition opens at AGO.

1 9 7 8
Begins ink and dry brush portraits of friends, Figures in a Landscape paintings from Oro, Lake Simcoe. Visits Paris for Michael Snow exhibition at the Pompidou Centre. Draws David Earle, Peter Randazzo, Joyce Wieland, Catherine Williams, John Hirsch, Peter Newman, Rick Salutin, Susan Swan, Margaret Atwood, Peter Newman, Louis de Niverville.
åRenovates coach house at 118 Baldwin St, 78 Sullivan Street for Lester Orpen Dennys.

1 9 7 9
With partners John Stewart and John Eckler renovates old fur factory at Queen and Soho Streets into a new gallery, The Soho Loft. October, Figures in a Landscape Exhibition, Soho Loft Gallery, 367 Queen Street West. Six Figures in a Landscape, Self portrait on Couch, A Pause on the French River, Convertible in a Landscape, Monika at Oro, Alix Arnett, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Wendy Weaver.

1 9 8 0
Purchases Remeny House of Music Building at 553 Queen Street West, opens permanent gallery, hires director Judith Saunders. Resumes work on Margaret Atwood’s epic poem, The Journals of Susanna Moodie, folio first drafted in 1969. Hires Spanish master printers Manuel and Abel Bello Sanchez to print the serigraphs and poems. With 10 partners renovates a clothing store at 508 Queen St West into 180 seat restaurant and artists’ café called Gracie’s.
October, exhibits The Journals of Susanna Moodie and New Portraits at Ring gallery, 553 Queen Street West.
Begins reconstruction of former IGA supermarket and bulding at 567 Queen Street West.
November, Gracie’s Restaurant opens with gala party. Butter tarts from Wilkie’s bakery bussed in from Orillia.

1 9 8 1
Invited to exhibit in Artists in Books, at the National Library, Ottawa.
June, starts series of large Flag paintings. November, gala opening of the exhibition The Painted Flag in new galleries renovated from an old IGA supermarket. Exhibition coincides with patriation of the Constitution.

1 9 8 2
Recession. Gracie’s closes. IGA gallery closes. All real estate holdings sold except house and studio at 2 Grange Place. Artists Alliance closes. Business partnerships end. Invited to show in Post – Pop Realism, The Winnpeg Perspective, Winnipeg Art Gallery

1 9 8 3
Three large flag paintings acquired by Olympia and York for Stock Exchange Tower, First Canadian Place, Toronto.

1 9 8 4
Sees exhibition The Mystic North at AGO. Makes paintings of loyalists, historical and contemporary figures and objects in “Group of Seven” derived landscape settings. Simcoe‘s Reward, Cold Comfort, Davenport and Bay, Lake, Couch, I-Ching, Queen‘s Rangers, Castle Frank in Winter

1 9 8 4
March-July, exhibits paintings and graphics at Movenpick Restaurant gallery.
July, The Journals of Susanna Moodie opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario. November, invited to show in the group exhibition Vestiges of Empire in London.
December, solo exhibition of new paintings, Waterworks, opens at Queens Quay Terminal, Toronto.

1 9 8 5
April-October, Regarding the Flag, exhibition of 20 flag paintings at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, celebrating the flag’s 20th anniversary.
September, exhibits Waterworks at The Arts and Letters Club, Toronto. Davenport and Bay, Queen and Bay, Mooseplunge, Susanna Moodie.
November, tours the Pacific Rim: Tokyo, Kyoto, Taiwan, Bankgok, Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong. Makes new paintings The Supremes, Float, Bare in Mind the Light, State of the Tarts, To All in Tents.
December, visits Caribbean island of Bequia in the Grenadines. Paints Gait, Arcade, Revelation.
Begins series of 50 line drawing portraits of prominent Canadians for City and Country Home magazine.

1 9 8 6
April, exhibits new paintings at Gallery Moos, Toronto. Rapprochement, The Supremes, Mooseplunge, Float, Discovery: The Canvas House, Sealed Off, Constitutional.
July, purchases and renovates derelict apartment building at 80 Beverley St, across from the Art Gallery of Ontario overlooking Grange Park.

1 9 8 7
January, exhibits new works at opening of the new Alliance Française. Tour de Force, To All in Tents, Une Demoiselle de Toronto, Oro Barn, Cipher.
February, documentary profile Pachter, made by Claude Grenier, National Film Board, Montreal. April, exhibits at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto. Writes series of articles on art and architecture for the Toronto Star.

1 9 8 8
Begins Amiga computer-generated sketches for paintings. Oro Barns, Red Barn Reflected. Starts a computer diary.
November, exhibits large paintings at La Citadelle, Montreal. State of the Tarts, A Cross The Lake, Ann at Oro, Moose Stall, Catherine Williams, Life is not a Fountain, To All in Tents, Noblesse Oblige.

1 9 8 9
February, creates 10th Anniversary Poster for the Genie Awards. Paints large acrylic portraits commissioned by Robert and Bogomila Welsh, Moses Znaimer and Marilyn Lightstone, Edward and Eva Borins, Pauline Elias. Paints Sir Who, Moose Lake, Flagspatter, Buy Lingual, Oro Window.
December, visits Greece: Delphi, Athens, Paros.

1 9 9 0
April, exhibits new works at Castle Hill. Ari Air View, Ordinary Canadians, The Once and Future King, The Rosedale Kiss, Night Ride, Black Lit Clark, Sealed Off, Round Square.
July, Paints outdoor mural Voice of Culture incorporating the Queen, a moose, and 3 Barnett Newman-inspired stripes into one composition for the exterior wall of Acme Bar and Grill, King and John Streets, Toronto.
August. Visits the south of France, is invited to mount a 3-month retrospective exhibition at the Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh in Saint Rémy de Provence. September, paints 3 portraits of Pierre Trudeau, 2 portraits of Van Gogh as a young man. A la recherche du jeune Vincent, Vincent au lit.
November, Visits Key West, paints The Swingers.

1991
Solo exhibitions at The Summit, Canada Trust, Toronto, and Inniskillin Winery, Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario. October First European retrospective opens at St. Rémy de Provence, France.

1992
April, “Licht im Schatten” Pachter retrospective opens at the Haus an der Redoute gallery in Bonn, Germany.

1993
Buys and renovates art deco house in Miami Beach, spends 5 winters there painting and hosting Canadian guests.
July – Sept., Shows 6 paintings in Exhibition The Simcoes and the Founding of Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario.

1994
February – Sept. Charles Pachter’s Canada, retrospective exhibition opens at Royal Ontario Museum.

1995
June-Oct., In Pachter’s Orbit, CN Tower, Toronto, Toronto and Miami paintings.

1996
Sept-Oct, La Transhumance, Alliance Française, Toronto, exhibition of Florida paintings.
October, Receives honorary doctorate from Brock University
April Purchases abandoned warehouse in Chinatown, renovates it into Moose Factory Gallery and Event Centre.

1997
December, Opening of Moose Factory and Installation of “The Barns Exhibit” Mooseconstrue, Barn Again, Barn Free, Moosemerge, Moose Lunar, Skybarn, Barnstorm, Car Barn, Moose Demeanour

1998
June -Oct, Pachter Portraits exhibition at the University of Toronto Art Centre .
Invents art critic “Don Rouge-Humber “ to wax lyrical over his new work.
Visits Newfoundland, Paints Ark, Inner Harbour

1999
Installs 9-ft high commissioned steel moose on beach site overlooking Lake of Bays
Visits Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Paints Moose Spectre

2000
Named a member of the Order of Canada
Installation of Pachter Graphics at Design Exchange, Toronto
Creates Mooseplunge sculpture for Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Donates Moosedemeanour 2 ton steel sculpture to Graduate House, University of Toronto

2001
Apr Retrospective Exhibition, “Mind’s Eye”, opens at Canadian Embassy, Tokyo
August – Artist in Residence at Le Symposium International de la Peinture Contemporaine in Baie Saint Paul, Quebec
Oct Donates Mooseconstrue , steel sculpture to University of Toronto, installed on grassy knoll at Harbord & St George St.

2002
Oct Donates To All in Tents to International Jewish Memorial Centre in Shanghai
Nov Named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France

2003
July Purchases former Ice Storage Depot on Lake SImcoe waterfront, converts it to summer residence and studio.

2005
Feb-Mar Visits India
November Completion of Pachter Hall and the new Moose Factory at 22 Grange Ave.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF INDIA New Paintings – Nov 05 – June 06

2006
March Installation of MOOSEDEMEANOUR sculpture at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa
July-Aug REGARDING THE LAKE New paintings and Graphics, Orillia Museum of Art & History

2007
January Exhibits New Works
GLIMPSES OF INDIA
Canadian High Commision, Delhi
DES REGARDS SUR L’INDE
Alliance Française, Delhi
DUCKS REDUX, July-August
The Ice House, Lake Simcoe
CHARLES PACHTER’S CANADA (II),
Royal Ontario Museum, Oct 07-Feb 08

2008
Sept, “M is for Moose”, children’s book published by Cormorant Books

2009
May-June Mythologies, Paintings 1964-2008, Elmwood Spa, Toronto
June Honorary Doctorate, OCAD University
CANADA COUNTS children’s book published by Cormorant Books

2010
Feb, Solo Olympics Exhibition Whistler, BC
June, Honorary Doctorate, University of Toronto

 

2011 Promoted to Officer in the Order of Canada

2012 Recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

 

2010

MOUNTAIN GALLERIES, Whistler BC, Feb -Mar

LUMINATO, Toronto Roots & Four Seasons Hotel, June –Aug

2011

The University College Collection, U of T Art Centre, Jan-Mar

PlayNation, Design Exchange, Toronto, June -Oct

Royal Portraits, Beaverbrook Museum, Fredericton NB, July-Oct 2011

THE PACHTER FACTOR, The Art Space, Huntsville ON July -Aug

 

2012

1812:THE ART OF WAR, Moose Factory Gallery, Toronto, May – Oct

MONARCHS OF THE NORTH, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood ON, June 9-23,

SELECTED WORKS, Train Station Gallery, Brantford ON Sep 8-31,

CINEMATIC cinema-themed Graphics, Hyatt Regency, Toronto Sep-Dec

 

2013

THE ART OF WAR Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto

A-R-T, The Art of Charles Pachter Art Gallery of Sudbury, Apr-June

LANDMARKS – ORILLIA MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY July –Aug

POP GOES CANADIANA – ICONIC ART BY CHARLES PACHTER
Enterprise Square Galleries, University of Alberta, Edmonton Nov 1-30

THE SNOW SHOW, Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON
Nov 30 2013 -Jan 10 2014

2014

LEST WE FORGET -16 paintings commemorating the First World War
Lieutenant-Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park, Toronto June 2014 – Aug

Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, Ontario Oct

Michael Gibson Gallery, London Ontario, Dec

2015

The Spoke Club, Toronto April-May

Alliance Française, Toronto, Sept-Oct

 

2016

 

The Charterhouse, London UK   The British Loyalist Legacy and the Creation of Modern English Canada      Aug Sept

 

2017

 

What Makes Thus Country Tick?

Retrospective, Peel Art Museum & Archives, Brampton

 

CHARLES PACHTER: The Cranbrook Years

Art Gallery of Windsor

 

Charles Pachter

 

CH R O N O L O G Y

 

1 9 4 2
Dec 30, born in downtown Toronto at 499 Palmerston Boulevard, the second of four children. Father Harry born in Toronto 1914,d. 1998 and mother Sara (Sanders) born in Edmonton, 1915, d. 2007

1 9 4 6 – 5 0
Family moves uptown to mostly Anglican neighbourhood of 84 Chudleigh Avenue. Attends John Ross Robertson public school Spends summers at various cottages around south Lake Simcoe.

1 9 4 7
Stars in a National Film Board short documentary Johnny at the Fair about the Canadian National Exhibition. Meets prime minister Mackenzie King, gets kissed by skater Barbara Ann Scott, pets a moose.

1 9 5 0 – 5 5
Family moves to middle class neighbourhood at 83 Ava Road Attends Holy Blossom Temple Sunday school and John R. Wilcox public school. Studies piano with Rachel Cavalho, painting with Ronald Satok.

1 9 5 5 – 6 0
Attends Vaughan Road Collegiate. Takes academic art course under Miss Hudgins. Gets D minus and a scolding for painting daffodils blue.

1 9 5 7
Paints large mural on his bedroom wall based on the Canadian rural landscape on the $2 bill.

1 9 5 8
Dr. Verna Curran encourages his French studies. Goes on a Visite Interprovinciale exchange program hosted by a Catholic family in east Montreal. Clips clops around Quebec city in a horse-drawn calèche. Paints sets for musical shows at Camp Katonim, Lake Simcoe. Discovers the unused attic of the family house on Ava Road, creates a private work space called “The Pad” where he paints for two years.

1 9 5 9
Attends Saturday morning classes “for gifted adolescents” at the Art Gallery of Toronto, supervised by William Withrow. Chosen Simpson’s representative for Vaughan Road Collegiate. Paints a wall mural of a prairie road for the Home Furnishings department, models as a hockey player for Simpson’s Catalogue.

1 9 5 9 – 6 4
Summers, works at Camp White Pine, Haliburton, Ontario. Teaches arts and crafts, drama, and creates special event programming. Meets and befriends Margaret Atwood, known as “Peggy Nature”.

1 9 6 0 – 6 2
Heads the arts and crafts department at Holy Blossom religious school. Enrols in Art and Archeology at the University of Toronto, taught by Steven Vickers, Robert Welsh, Scott Symons, Ted Bieler. Fellow classmates include Bogomila Ovcharov and Douglas Richardson.

1 9 6 1
Takes night courses in silkscreening under Fred Hagan at Ontario College of Art. Sketches with Ed Roman in the Rouge River Valley. Makes watercolours and oils of Ontario ravine landscapes.

1 9 6 2 – 3
Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, travels around France, Spain, Italy, and Corsica. Makes figure drawings and watercolours at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, streetscapes in and around Paris.

1 9 6 3 – 4
Returns to Canada, completes BA at University of Toronto. Visits Chicago, houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. Makes silkscreens at Camp White Pine and in studio in Mirvish Village on Markham Street.

1 9 6 4
Makes large oil paintings of Toronto houses, Grandmother’s House

1 9 6 4
February – First solo show of serigraphs at Pollock Gallery on Markham Street. Birds in Flight, Family, St. Lawrence Market

1 9 6 4 – 6 6
Attends Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art. Studies papermaking, lithography, etching, painting, design. Corresponds with Margaret Atwood studying at Harvard. Prints five Limited Edition illustrated folios of her poetry. Paints first satirical work, The Hiya Dolls. Visits Mexico, Cuernavaca, Tepotzlan.

1 9 6 6
Graduates with an MFA from Cranbrook, returns to Toronto. Rents a former bicycle repair shop at 907 Shaw Street. Buys an old lithography press from Tom Lapierre, sets up a printing studio. Prints lithographs, The Winner, Funny What Love Can Do, Golem, Conflux. Acquires fonts of old foundry type. Makes handmade book of lithographs Notebook Pages illustrating the poems of John Newlove. Joins Quadrat society of private press printers at Massey College.

1 9 6 7
Moves to Montreal. Works in the theme division of Expo 67, installs sculptures for the Exposition Internationale. Meets Alexander Calder, prints lithographs in the Atelier GRAFF of Pierre Ayot, Rue Rachel, Masque, Body Politic. Musée d’Art Contemporain buys first Atwood-Pachter portfolio,The Circle Game, 1964.

1 9 6 7 – 6 8
Returns to Toronto. Buys first house at 1232 Shaw Street. Builds a print atelier in the basement. Makes lithographs It’s Just a Flesh Wound, Invocation, Is the Pope Catholic?, handmade book of poems by Alden Nowlan, A Black Plastic Button and a Yellow Yoyo. March, exhibits lithographs at Gallery Pascal, 104 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto.

1 9 6 8
Returns to France, visits Greek Islands.

1 9 6 9 – 7 0
Invited by Dean Richard Johnston to teach at the University of Calgary. Drives across Canada. Lives in a small frame house on 21st Avenue South West. Makes silkscreens Elegy for Bluebeard, Lookout, lithographs Model Modern Message, She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain, Happy Trails to You, O Bury Me Not, Beatific Revelation, Plunge, Deluge. Works with John K. Esler, Antony Benjamin, Alexandra Haeseker.

February, exhibits new graphics at Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary.

1 9 7 0
April, returns to Toronto. Begins first renovation project, guts and rebuilds house and studio at 1232 Shaw Street. October, second exhibition of graphics at Gallery Pascal.

1 9 7 1
Makes several editions of Streetcar serigraphs in the studio at 1232 Shaw Street. December, tours the middle east, returns to Canada, flies to Cape Dorset, North West Territories to teach lithography to the Inuit. Takes ill with pneumonia and pleurisy, is flown south.

1 9 7 2
January-February, recuperates at Toronto Western Hospital. April, large solo exhibition of Streetcar serigraphs, collages and constructions at Isaacs Gallery. Sets type, makes lithographic collages and drawings for Dennis Lee’s book of children’s poems, Wiiggle To The Laundromat.

Participates in AG0 Artists Protest with Joyce Wieland and Michael Snow.

July Visits the Gaspé coast for an eclipse of the sun. Returns to Toronto, begins series of paintings exploring the monarchy in Canada. Procession through Landscape, Noblesse Oblige, The Visitation, Double Bubble, Rite de Passage, Clair de Lune, The Curtsey Triptych, Snow Queen. Isaacs Gallery decides not to show the Queen on Moose paintings.

1 9 7 3
June, creates the first of many Toronto “event” opening parties, The Other Shaw Festival, for the exhibition of new paintings, Monarchs of the North at 1232 Shaw Street, which coincides with the Queen’s visit to the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake. Buys old factory at 24 Ryerson Avenue near Queen and Bathurst Streets. Continues painting and printing landscapes, moose, rocks, goats, Canadian Tire collages. Flight of The Toaster, Mooseponder, Lakemark.

1 9 7 4
August, moves to 24 Ryerson Avenue. Starts Artists Alliance Building Limited. Renovates factory, rents out studio and living space to other artists including Gary Greenwood, Jiri Ladocha, Anton Cetin, Janet Hunter, David Pellettier. Starts artists’ co-op gallery called Artery. Moves to top floor loft where he lives and works for 2 years. Helps director Paul Thompson purchase derelict factory next door for Theatre Passe Muraille. Buys and renovates neighbouring warehouse buildings as extensions of Artists Alliance. October, holds huge event party to mark the opening of Artery. Coincides with opening party of Stage II, new wing of Art Gallery of Ontario.

1 9 7 5
February, exhibits LANDMARKS at Artery, paintings, Look Out Barbara Ann, Kippawa, prints and collages, Mooseponder, Bear in Mind The Light, Moosamour. Conceives 2 notorious performance art group shows about taste, The Ugly Show, and The Stunning Show.

1 9 7 6
Moves to large Edwardian house at 350 Markham Street. Retains working studio at 24 Ryerson, forms renovation business with 2 partners. Paints large work Life is Not a Fountain, silkscreens Mooseplunge. Joins Artists With their Work program at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Lectures and shows in Kingston, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Simcoe, Hamilton, Sudbury.

June, buys old 100 acre farm and house in Oro township near Orillia. House of Anansi Press publishes The Queen of Canada Colouring Book with Pachter drawings.

1 9 7 7
August, purchases abandoned grocery store and blacksmith’s shop at 2 Grange Place, leaves 350 Markham Street. Begins renovating 2 Grange Place into a permanent home and studio. October, COLLINS PACHTER TINKL exhibition opens at AGO.

1 9 7 8
Begins ink and dry brush portraits of friends, Figures in a Landscape paintings from Oro, Lake Simcoe. Visits Paris for Michael Snow exhibition at the Pompidou Centre. Draws David Earle, Peter Randazzo, Joyce Wieland, Catherine Williams, John Hirsch, Peter Newman, Rick Salutin, Susan Swan, Margaret Atwood, Peter Newman, Louis de Niverville. Renovates coach house at 118 Baldwin St, 78 Sullivan Street for Lester Orpen Dennys.

1 9 7 9
With partners John Stewart and John Eckler renovates old fur factory at Queen and Soho Streets into a new gallery, The Soho Loft.

October, Figures in a Landscape Exhibition, Soho Loft Gallery, 367 Queen Street West. Six Figures in a Landscape, Self portrait on Couch, A Pause on the French River, Convertible in a Landscape, Monika at Oro, Alix Arnett, Gwendolyn Mac Ewen, Wendy Weaver.

1 9 8 0
Purchases Remeny House of Music Building at 553 Queen Street West, opens permanent gallery, hires director Judith Saunders. Resumes work on Margaret Atwood’s epic poem, The Journals of Susanna Moodie, folio first drafted in 1969. Hires Spanish master printers Manuel and Abel Bello Sanchez to print the serigraphs and poems. With 10 partners renovates a clothing store at 508 Queen St West into 180 seat restaurant and artists’ café called Gracie’s. October, exhibits The Journals of Susanna Moodie and New Portraits at Ring gallery, 553 Queen Street West. Begins reconstruction of former IGA supermarket and bulding at 567 Queen Street West.

November, Gracie’s Restaurant opens with gala party. Butter tarts from Wilkie’s bakery bussed in from Orillia.

1 9 8 1
Invited to exhibit in Artists in Books, at the National Library, Ottawa.

June, starts series of large Flag paintings. November, gala opening of the exhibition The Painted Flag in new galleries renovated from an old IGA supermarket.. Exhibition coincides with patriation of the Constitution.

1 9 8 2
Recession. Gracie’s closes. IGA gallery closes. All real estate holdings sold except house and studio at 2 Grange Place. Artists Alliance closes. Business partnerships end. Invited to show in Post – Pop Realism, The Winnpeg Perspective , Winnipeg Art Gallery

1 9 8 3
Three large flag paintings acquired by Olympia and York for Stock Exchange Tower, First Canadian Place, Toronto.

1 9 8 4
Sees exhibition The Mystic North at AGO. Makes paintings of loyalists, historical and contemporary figures and objects in “Group of Seven” derived landscape settings. Simcoe‘s Reward, Cold Comfort, Davenport and Bay, Lake, Couch, I-Ching, Queen‘s Rangers, Castle Frank in Winter.

1 9 8 4
March-July, exhibits paintings and graphics at Movenpick Restaurant gallery.

July, The Journals of Susanna Moodie opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario. November, invited to show in the group exhibition Vestiges of Empire in London.

December, solo exhibition of new paintings, Waterworks, opens at Queens Quay Terminal, Toronto.

1 9 8 5
April-October, Regarding the Flag, exhibition of 20 flag paintings at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, celebrating the flag’s 20th anniversary.

September, exhibits Waterworks at The Arts and Letters Club, Toronto. Davenport and Bay, Queen and Bay, Mooseplunge, Susanna Moodie.

November, tours the Pacific Rim: Tokyo, Kyoto, Taiwan, Bankgok, Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong. Makes new paintings The Supremes, Float, Bare in Mind the Light, State of the Tarts, To All in Tents.

December, visits Caribbean island of Bequia in the Grenadines. Paints Gait, Arcade, Revelation. Begins series of 50 line drawing portraits of prominent Canadians for City and Country Home magazine.

1 9 8 6
April, exhibits new paintings at Gallery Moos, Toronto. Rapprochement, The Supremes, Mooseplunge, Float, Discovery: The CanvasHouse, Sealed Off, Constitutional.

July, purchases and renovates derelict apartment building at 80 Beverley St, across from the Art Gallery of Ontario overlooking Grange Park.

1 9 8 7
January, exhibits new works at opening of the new Alliance Française. Tour de Force, To All in Tents, Une Demoiselle de Toronto, Oro Barn, Cipher.

February, documentary profile Pachter, made by Claude Grenier, National Film Board, Montreal. April, exhibits at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto. Writes series of articles on art and architecture for the Toronto Star.

1 9 8 8
Begins Amiga computer-generated sketches for paintings. Oro Barns, Red Barn Reflected. Starts a computer diary.

November, exhibits large paintings at La Citadelle, Montreal. State of the Tarts, A Cross The Lake, Ann at Oro, Moose Stall, Catherine Williams, Life is not a Fountain, To All in Tents, Noblesse Oblige.

1 9 8 9
February, creates 10th Anniversary Poster for the Genie Awards. Paints large acrylic portraits commissioned by Robert and Bogomila Welsh, Moses Znaimer and Marilyn Lightstone, Edward and Eva Borins, Pauline Elias. Paints Sir Who, Moose Lake, Flagspatter, Buy Lingual, Oro Window.

December, visits Greece: Delphi, Athens, Paros.

1 9 9 0
April, exhibits new works at Castle Hill. Ari Air View, Ordinary Canadians, The Once and Future King, The Rosedale Kiss, Night Ride, Black Lit Clark, Sealed Off, Round Square.

July, Paints outdoor mural Voice of Culture incorporating the Queen, a moose, and 3 Barnett Newman-inspired stripes into one composition for the exterior wall of Acme Bar and Grill, King and John Streets, Toronto.

August. Visits the south of France, is invited to mount a 3 month retrospective exhibition at the Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh in Saint Rémy de Provence. September, paints 3 portraits of Pierre Trudeau, 2 portraits of Van Gogh as a young man. A la recherche du jeune Vincent, Vincent au lit.

November, Visits Key West, paints The Swingers.

1991
Solo exhibitions at The Summit, Canada Trust, Toronto, and Inniskillin Winery, Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario. October First European retrospective opens at St. Rémy de Provence, France.

1992
April, “Licht im Schatten” Pachter retrospective opens at the Haus an der Redoute gallery in Bonn, Germany.

1993
Buys and renovates art deco house in Miami Beach, spends 5 winters there painting and hosting Canadian guests.

July – Sept., Shows 6 paintings in Exhibition The Simcoes and the Founding of Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario.

1994
February Sept. Charles Pachter’s Canada, retrospective exhibition opens at Royal Ontario Museum.

1995
June-Oct., In Pachter’s Orbit, CN Tower, Toronto, Toronto and Miami paintings.

1996
Sept-Oct, La Transhumance, Alliance Française, Toronto, exhibition of Florida paintings.

October, Receives honorary doctorate from Brock University

April Purchases abandoned warehouse in Chinatown, renovates it into Moose Factory Gallery and Event Centre.

1997
December, Opening of Moose Factory and Installation of “The Barns ExhibitMooseconstrue, Barn Again, Barn Free, Moosemerge, Moose Lunar, Skybarn, Barnstorm, Car Barn, Moose Demeanour

1998
June -Oct, Charles Pachter Portraits exhibition at the University of Toronto Art Centre

Invents art critic “Don Rouge-Humber “ to wax lyrical over his new work.

Visits Newfoundland, Paints Ark, Inner Harbour

1999
Installs 9-ft high commissioned steel moose on beach site overlooking Lake of Bays

Visits Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Paints Orange Chair, Moose Spectre

2000
Named a member of the Order of Canada

Installation of Pachter Graphics at Design Exchange, Toronto

Creates Mooseplunge sculpture for Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Donates Moosedemeanour 2 ton steel sculpture to Graduate House, University of Toronto

2001

Retrospective Exhibition, “Mind’s Eye”, opens at Canadian Embassy, Tokyo

August – Artist in Residence at Le Symposium International de la Peinture Contemporaine in Baie Saint Paul, Quebec

Oct Donates Mooseconstrue , 1 ton steel sculpture to University of Toronto, installed on grassy knoll at Harbord & St George St.

2002

Oct Donates To All in Tents to International Jewish Memorial Centre in Shanghai

Nov Named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France

2003

July Purchases former Ice Storage Depot on Lake SImcoe waterfront, converts it to summer residence and studio.

2005

Feb-Mar Visits India

November Completion of Pachter Hall and the new Moose Factory at 22 Grange Ave.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF INDIA New Paintings – Nov 05 – June 06

2006

March Installation of MOOSEDEMEANOUR sculpture at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa

July-Aug REGARDING THE LAKE New paintings and Graphics, Orillia Museum of Art & History

2007

January Exhibits New Works
GLIMPSES OF INDIA,

Canadian High Commision, Delhi

DES REGARDS SUR L’INDE
Alliance Française, Delhi

DUCKS REDUX, July-August
The Ice House, Lake Simcoe

CHARLES PACHTER’S CANADA,Royal Ontario Museum, Oct 07-Feb 08

2008

September, “M is for Moose”, children’s book published by Cormorant Books

2009

May-June
Mythologies,
Paintings 1964-2008, Elmwood Spa, Toronto

June
Honorary Doctorate,
Ontario College of Art & Design  
THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIEacclaimed ATWOOD-PACHTER folio of illustrated poems exhibited at McMichael Canadian Collection, July-Oct

2010

Feb, Solo Exhibition during Olympics, Whistler, BC

Honorary Doctorate, University of Toronto

2018, Honorary Doctorate, Lakehead University, Orillia 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Pachter

Born Toronto 1942

EDUCATION AND HONOURS

Diplômé de l’ESPPPFE, Sorbonne, Paris, 1963
Honours BA, Fine Art , University of Toronto, 1964
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, 1966
Honorary Doctorate, Brock University, St. Catharines, 1996
Member, Order of Canada, 1999
Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, France, 2001
Queen’s Jubilee Medal, 2002
Honorary Doctorate, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2009
Honorary Doctorate, University of Toronto, 2010

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

LUMINATO, Toronto Roots & Four Seasons Hotel, June -Aug 2010
MOUNTAIN GALLERIES,
Whistler BC, Feb 2010
COLDWATER GALLERY, Coldwater, Ontario Sep-Oct 2009
THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE,
poems of Margaret Atwood illustrated by Charles Pachter, McMichael Canadian Collection, July-Oct 2009
MYTHOLOGIES, Paintings 1964-2008, Elmwood Spa, May5-June 7, 2009
CHARLES PACHTER’S CANADA
(II), Royal Ontario Museum, Oct 07-Feb 08
DUCKS REDUX
, The Ice House, Lake Simcoe, Ont. summer 2007
GLIMPSES OF INDIA, Canadian High Commission, Delhi Jan 07
DES REGARDS SUR L’INDE, Alliance Française de Delhi, Jan 07
REGARDING THE LAKE Orillia Museum of Art & History, Jun 29-Sep 4 06
SELECTED WORKS, Pachter Hall, Toronto Nov-Dec 05
SELECTED WORKS The Spoke Club, Toronto, Sep 5 – 26 05
CANADIAN ICONS: Maggie’s Gallery, London ONT, Oct 26 04 – Mar 12 05
CHARLES PACHTER Retrospective, SPIN GALLERY, Toronto May-June 04
L’ETRE AU MONDE, Centre d’art de Baie St Paul, Qc Sep-Nov 01
MIND’S EYE”, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, April-June, 2001
TEDCity Conference, St Lawrence Centre,Toronto June 2000
GRAPHIC WORKS, Design Exchange, Toronto Feb-Aug 2000
“Charles Pachter Portraits”, Univ. of Toronto Art Centre June 98-Apr 99
“The Barns Exhibit”, Moose Factory, Toronto Dec 97-Nov 98
“La Transhumance”, Alliance Française,Toronto Sept-Oct 96
“In Pachter’s Orbit”, CN Tower, Toronto, June-Oct 95
“ Pachter West”, Barton-Leier Gallery, Victoria BC, Nov 94
“Pachter’s People”, Movenpick Gallery, Toronto May-July 94
“Charles Pachter’s Canada”, Royal Ontario Museum Feb -Sept 94
“Licht im Schatten” Haus an der Redoute Retrospective, Bonn, Germany 92
Stichill Smithy Gallery, Kelso, Scotland 91
“La Lumière Ombre” , Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh, St Rémy de Provence, France 91
Inniskillin Loft Gallery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 91
The Summit, Canada Trust, Toronto 91
Castle Hill, Toronto 90
La Citadelle, Montreal 88
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto 87
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax 87
Alliance Française Inaugural Exhibition , Toronto 87
Gallery Moos, Toronto 86
Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary 86
“Regarding the Flag”, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto 85
“Waterworks”, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Toronto 84
Ontario House, London, U.K. 84
Gallery Brand, Oakville 84
St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto 84
“The Journals of Susanna Moodie” , Art Gallery of Ontario 84
Mövenpick Gallery, Toronto 84
Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto 82
Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound 82
“The Painted Flag” IGA Gallery, Toronto 81
Lynwood Art Gallery, Simcoe 81
Ring Gallery, Toronto 80
“Figures in a Landscape”, Soho Loft Gallery, Toronto 79
St. Lawrence College, Kingston 76
Artery, Artists Alliance, Toronto 75
“Monarchs of the North”, University of Ottawa 75
University of Toronto 75
McMaster University, Hamilton 74
York University, Toronto 74
Algonquin College, Ottawa 73
The Other Shaw Festival, Toronto 73
“Streetcars” , The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto 72
Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary 70
Trent University, Peterborough 69
McGill University, Montreal 68
Gallery Pascal, Toronto 68 & 70
Victoria University, Toronto 68
The Pollock Gallery, Toronto 64

Selected PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Algonquin College, Ottawa
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Windsor
Atkinson McLeod, Toronto
Beaverbrook Gallery, Fredericton NB
Bristol Myers Limited, Toronto
Canada Department of External Affairs, Ottawa
Canada Pension Plan Offices, London UK
Canada Permanent Trust
Canadian Embassy, Washington
Canadiana Fund, Ottawa
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canadian Music Centre, Toronto
Centre d’Art Presence Van Gogh, St. Remy de Provence, France
Citicorp Limited, Toronto
City of Boston
City of Toronto
Claridge Collection, Montreal
The Clarkson Company
The Co-Operators Insurance Group
Coca-Cola Canada
Concordia University, Montreal
Connor-Clark Investments, Toronto
Counsel Trust, Toronto
Credit Suisse Canada
A.J. Diamond Associates Architects, Toronto
Davies Ward Phillips Vineberg, Toronto
Dominion Securities Pitfield, Toronto
Encana Corporation, Calgary
Epitome Pictures, Toronto
Goodman and Goodman, Toronto
Gordon Capital Corporation, Toronto
Granite Club, Toronto
Harvard University
Hiram Walker Brands Limited, Toronto
Imperial Life Assurance Company of Canada
Laurentian University, Sudbury
Maclean-Hunter, Toronto
Manulife Financial, Toronto
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
McGill University, Montreal
McMichael Collection of Canadian Art, Kleinburg
McMillan Binch, Toronto
Memorial University, St. John’s
Metropolitan Toronto Library
Mohawk College
Mount Allison University, N.B.
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto
Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal
National Library, Ottawa
New Brunswick Museum, St. John
Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary
Olympia and York Developments, Toronto
Onex Corporation
Panasonic of Canada, Toronto
Peoples Jewellers Ltd, Toronto
Pforzheimer Library, New York
Portrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa
Stratford Shakespearean Festival
Thomson Newspapers, Toronto
Toronto Dominion Bank
The Toronto Sun
Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto Western Hospital
Touche Associates, Calgary
Trent University, Peterborough
Unicorp Canada Corporation
Unicorp American Corporation
University of Alberta, Edmonton
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
University of Calgary
University of Toronto
University of Western Ontario
Viking Air, Victoria, BC
The Washington Post
Westbury Life Insurance Company
Westwind Partners, Toronto & London
York University
Yorkton Securities

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Rosalie and Irving Abella
Nora & Peter Adamson
Pier Paolo Alberghini
Martin & Amaya Albers-Schonberg, Zurich
Estate of Bram and Bluma Appel
David & Carol Appel
Mark & Gail Appel
Mr & Mrs E James Arnett
Mr & Mrs Paul Arthur
Clifford Atkinson
Neil Attenborough & James Steeves
Margaret Atwood
Richard & Harriet Bain
Murray Ball
Isabel Bassett
Tom & Ann Bastedo
Ginny Bellwood
Carolyn Bennett
Avie Bennett
David Berkinshaw
Edward & Eva Borins
Joseph Brennan
Sally & Larry Brenzel
Patrick Brigham
Roderick Brinkman, London
Dierk Broering & Daniel Amparo, Berlin
Charles Bronfman, Montreal
Bonnie Brooks, Toronto
Hilary Brown, London, U.K.
Jeff & Lucy Brown, London, Ont
Jerry & Minnie Brown, Montreal
Qennefer & Robert Browne, Orillia
Sherry Brydson, Victoria BC
Estate of June Callwood
Annemarie Canning
Clarice Chalmers
Joan Chalmers
Dr & Mrs Paul Chapnick
Peter Charlton
M et Mme Olivier Chassain, Bordeaux
Howard Cohen & Ron Soskolne
Lori & James Cockburn, Nobleton
Eleanor & Ramsay Cook
James Coutts
Joanne Smith Cutler
Senator & Mrs Keith Davey
Alan Dean & Kathy Kinnear
Leslie Delegran, Washington DC
Mrs Aldo Di Orio
Denise Donlon
Dr Jan Dukszta
Pamela & Richard Earle
Mr & Mrs Gordon Eason, Wawa
Fredrik Eaton
Wendy & Elliott Eisen
Pauline Elias
Genia & Stanley Elkind
R Fraser Elliott
Posy Chisholm Feick
Mr & Mrs Don Ferguson
Diana Filer, Vancouver
Beatrice Fischer
David Foley
Adele Freedman
Mr & Mrs Andrew Freedman
Kathleen & Dennis Freeman
Jeanne & Alan Gallyer, Edmonton
Ari Gasiunasen
Estate of Arthur Gelber
Lorne Gertner
Mrs. Ailsa Gillan
Karen Girling & Bruce Maclellan
Estate of George Gilmour
Senator & Mrs John Godfrey
Anne & Ron Golden
Martin & Joan Goldfarb
Mitchell Goldhar
Rosemary Goldhar
Murray Goldman
Cynthia Goodchild
Estate of Edwin Goodman
Alison Gordon
Carol McLean Gray
Mr & Mrs Gary Griesdorf
Mr Dierk Groering, Berlin
Richard Gwyn
Estate of Peter Gzowski
Mrs Nona Heaslip
Mr & Mrs Lyman Henderson, Kleinburg
Mr & Mrs Jay Hennick
Michael Higgins & Bruce McCartney
Mr & Mrs David Hilton
Beverley & Jim Hodgson
Mr & Mrs Mel Hodis, Montreal
Christopher Horne
Ann Hutchison & James Carley
Frederic L R Jackman
Henry NR Jackman
Dr Sheldon Jaffine
Dr & Mrs David Jamieson, Oakville
Julia Johnston
Ingrid Kathmann, Zurich
Bruce Kidd
Jill & Andrew Kalotay, New York
Barbara Kingstone
Michael Kluthé
Eleanor Koldofsky
Chris & Leeanne Kostopoulis
Mr & Mrs JPS Mackenzie
Paul Laberge & Laurel Broten
Mr & Mrs Richard Landon
Jim Leech
Mr & Mrs Howard Lis
Anna Lopes & Donald Tapscoltt
Bruce MacLellan
Adrian & Donald MacDonald
Frances Mahill
George Mann
Rose & Boyd Matchett, Arizona
Jill & Geoff Matus
Louis Maury, France
Lynn McDonald
Mark McLean
Bernadette and Earle McMaster
John McGreevy
Jim Meekison
Patti & Allan Menkes
Monika Merinat
Mr & Mrs Steven Miller
Ray Minard & Bill Tiffin
Lorraine Monk
Estate of Richard Monette
Mr & Mrs John H Moore
Peter C Newman
Mr & Mrs Christopher Ondaatje
Martha & Ed Osler
Jennifer Pagnutti, Toronto,
Ed & Lou Pamenter, Port Hope
Estate of Nicholas Pennell, Stratford
Adam Pivnick
Raymond Pladsen
Prof & Mrs John Polanyi
Jutta & Ueli Prager, London
Jack Rabinovitch
Robert Ramsay
Laura & Jeremy Rasmussen, Orillia
Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz
Mr & Mrs Rob Richards
Prof Douglas Richardson
Jay Richardson
Shelagh Rogers
Helen Roman
Evelyn & Donald Ross, Orillia
Peter Schendel
Meredith & William Saunderson
Lynda Schuyler & Stephen Stohn
Sheila Shotton & Larry Stout
Allan Slaight & Emmanuelle Gattuso
Estate of Herman Smith
Philip & Maria Smith
Mr & Mrs Stephen C Smith
Ron Soskolne
Nancy Southam
Gillian Stacey
Patrick Stewart, Victoria
Veronica Tennant & John Wright
Ellie Tesher
Wesley Thuro
Mr & Mrs John Tory
Estate of Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Dr & Mrs Walter Unger
Mrs Arthur Vaile
William Van Laethem
George & Helen Vari
Pat & Mark Villman
Mr & Mrs John Vivash
Mr & Mrs Neil Vosburgh
Lorie Waisberg
Dr Janice Wiess
Harriet Bunting Weld
Bogomila and Robert Welsh
Mitchell Wigdor & Claire Gaudet
Stanton Wright
Fred and Joyce Zemans
John Zinn
Donald Ziraldo
Moses Znaimer

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

The University College Collection, UofT Art Centre, Jan-Mar 2011

Junusz Dukszta Portraits, University of Toronto Art Centre, Oct-Dec 09

Canadian Icons, University of Toronto Art Centre, Oct-Dec 08
Arena: The Art of Hockey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Apr-June 2008
Drawing Conclusions, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg ON, Apr-Jun 08
Art of Nature, Green Living Show, Toronto April 07 -08
Miami International Art Fair Jan 99
Canadian Embassy, Washington (Hockey Knights in Canada) Nov 96-Feb 97
Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto (The Visitation) Feb-Mar 97
“The Simcoes and the Founding of Toronto”, Art Gallery of Ontario, July -Sept 93
Claridge Collection, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Sept 92
Salon de Noël, Ville de Bollène, France 91
Art and The Games, Ontario Winter Games Invitational, Collingwood
Zen Buddhist Temple, Toronto
Books by Artists, National Library, Ottawa 90
200th Anniversary Exhibition of the French Revolution,Alliance Francaise, Toronto 89
Living Impressions: Contemporary Canadian Graphics, Art Gallery of Hamilton
“Transinteractivity”, France-Canada Tele-video conference 88
“Interaction”, Canadian Prints Touring Australia 85
Ontario Bicentennial Group Exhibition, Toronto
“Vestiges of Empire”, Camden Centre, London, U.K. 84
Sixth International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts; Gabrovo, Bulgaria 83
Contemporary Handmade Books, National Gallery of Morocco, Rabat 82
“Post-Pop Realism”, The Winnipeg Perspective , Winnipeg Art Gallery
“Artists in Books”, National Library, Ottawa 81
“COLLINS/PACHTER/TINKL”, Art Gallery of Ontario 77
“Canadian Landscapes”,Department of External Affairs, Washington 75
GRAFF, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris 72
International Print Biennale,Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 72
Color Prints of the Americas, New Jersey State Museum 70
ESLER/PACHTER ESP, National Gallery of Canada 70
University of Calgary, Five Faculty 69
Canadian Society of Graphic Art 67
Canadian Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers 66

LECTURES, READINGS

CARP Conference Toronto, guest speaker , Oct 2010
Routes to learning lecture, Toronto Sept 2010
Ottawa Art School , keynote speaker, April 2010
Toronto Lawn guest speaker, Oct 09
Eden Mills Writers Festival, September 09
Host, Business and the Arts ARTSCENE, June 09
University of Toronto Spring Reunion Guest Lecture, May 09
Swansea Historical Society, Toronto, May 2009
ALOUD, Harbourfront Reading Series, May 2009
Badminton & Racquet Club, Toronto, April 2009
Victoria Hall Fall Series, Keynote Speaker, Cobourg, October 2008
Keynote Address, Association for Living Heritage Museums, Ottawa, June 08
George Brown College Institute of Canadian Entrepreneurship, Dec 07
Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Nov 07
Dayton Institute of Art Apr 07
Harvard University Alumni March 07
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Mar 06
Toronto School of Art Jan 05
Friends of Canadian Art Keynote Speaker Dec 05
Ryerson University Life Learning Studies Lecture Nov 05
Hart House Alumni Lecture, University of Toronto, Oct 05
York University CanadianStudies guest Lecture, Apr 05
Youth Employment Services Keynote Speaker, Arts & Letters Club, Mar 04
Guest Speaker, Massey College Best Night, Nov 03

Keynote Address, World Congress of Arts Producers & Broadcasters, Ottawa, 03
Lakefield Literary Festival, July 01
Sydenham Club, Ontario Medical Association, Oct 00
TED City Conference, St Lawrence Centre, Toronto June 00
AGO Guest Speaker, Capitol Theatre, Port Hope Oct 99
Address, United Empire Loyalists Association, Toronto Sep 99
Annual Address, Eglinton Rotary Club, Toronto June 99
“Art & The Canadian Psyche” Erindale College, University of Toronto Feb 99
Art Gallery of Hamilton, An E vening with Charles Pachter Nov 98
Arts & Letters Club, Toronto Oct 98
Toronto High School Art Teachers Address, Toronto Board of Ed. May 98
University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops BC Nov 97
Stone-Consolidated Guest Lecture, Concordia University, Montreal Oct 97
Swedish-Canadian Trade Council, Toronto,Guest Speaker, Sept 97
Humane Village International Conference, Design Exchange, Toronto Aug 97
Toronto French School Convocation Address Jun 97
Lycée Français de Toronto Gala Dinner Guest Speaker Jun 97
French Immersion Week Keynote speaker, Toronto City Hall, Apr 97
Brock University Closing Address, ImagiNation Multdisciplinary Conference, Nov 96
Canadian Artists Representation Keynote Address, Saskatoon, Oct 96
Brock University Convocation Address, St. Catharines Oct 96
Concordia Alumnae Address, Toronto Oct 96
EMA Partners International Global Conference, Toronto, Sept 96
Aurora Chamber of Commerce, St Andrews College June 96
Brock University, Canadian Studies Lecture Nov 95
University College Alumni Association, Guest Speaker, April 95
University of Toronto, Hart House Annual Guest Speaker, Oct 94
Royal Commonwealth Society & Empire Club of Canada June 94
Canadian Society of Artists May 94
“In Search of Simcoe” Lectures:
Innet Women’s Leadership Group, Toronto Oct 98
United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, May 94
Granite Club Apr 94
Toronto Hunt Nov 93
Women’s Art Association Nov 93
Art Gallery of Ontario Sept 93
University of Toronto Sept 93
“Celebrated Writers” Stratford Festival June 93
Harbord Collegiate, Canadian Studies Lecture Apr 93
Arts & Letters Club, Toronto Jan 93
The McGill Club, Toronto Nov 92
McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg June 92
Panelist, “Imprint”, TVOntario 91
“Art & Canadian Art”, School of Continuing Studies, U of T 91
Panelist, ARIDO Conference, “Is there a Toronto style?” 90
Panelist, Lexium Arts Conference, The Business of Art 90
Panelist, Art and the University, Brock University 90
Panelist, “Transitions” Seminar, University of Toronto 90
Guest lecturer, School of Architecture, U of T 89
City of Toronto Housing Conference Panelist, Ataratiri
Workshop and Studio Tour, IBM International
Guest Lecturer, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg
Participant, City Planning Commission Symposium on University Ave
Guest Speaker, Arts Marketing Conference, Ontario Arts Council
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Guest Speaker, International Glass Conference, Toronto
France-Canada Televideo Conference, McLuhan Centre, U of T 88
University Women’s Club, Toronto
Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto
Gallery 101 Artists Centre, Ottawa 87
The Empire Club of Canada
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
Niagara Artists’ Centre, St. Catharines
University College
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
University of Toronto 86
Graphic Artists Guild of Colorado
Young Presidents Organization
“Sculpture and the City”, Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto Watercolour Society
Women’s Press Club, Toronto
Arts and Letters Club, Toronto 85
Elmwood Club, Toronto 83
“The Artist as Entrepreneur” Toronto Real Estate Board
Winnipeg Art Gallery 82
Stratford Festival
University of Victoria 81
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Alberta College of Art, Calgary
Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound
Ontario Association of Art Galleries 80
Art Gallery of Hamilton 78
Ontario College of Art 74
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 66

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & RESTORATION PROJECTS

Pachter Hall 2005. Moose Factory Gallery 1997, 22 Grange Ave
The Ice House, 2004, summer studio & residence, Lake Simcoe
Winter Studio, Miami Beach 1993-1999 3003 Sheridan Ave
The Beverley Arms Apts 1986 80 Beverley St
McLean Residence 1981 4 Sullivan St
Atwood Residence 1980 73 Sullivan St
Lester Orpen Dennys Publishers 1978 78 Sullivan St
Coach House & Residence 1978 118 Baldwin St
Pachter Studio & Residence 1977 2 Grange Place
IGA Galleries 1981 -83 567 Queen St W
Writers Development Trust 1978 24 Ryerson Ave
Toronto International Festival Offices 1981 510 Queen St W
118 Baldwin St 1979
54 Wolseley St, 1976
530-32 Richmond St W, 1978
Charles Pachter Graphics, 1980 553 Queen St W
Gracie’s Restaurant 1980-82 508-10 Queen St W
Artists Alliance Building 1973 – 82 24 Ryerson Ave
1232 Shaw St home & studio, 1968-72

STAGE DESIGN

Firehall Theatre Buffalo Jump
Theatre Passe Muraille The Streetcar Show

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION

Anansi Press
Art Gallery of Ontario
Association of Canadian Publishers Canada-China Catalogue
Canadian Embassy, Washington, Constitution Issue
Canadian Forum, Lake, Couch, I Ching
City and Country Home, Portrait Drawings
Descant
Doubleday, Blaise, A North American Education
Exile, Constitutional
Financial Post, Beside The Point
Gage , Six Figures in a Landscape
Harcourt-Brace, How We are Governed (C)
Canada Yearbook 1999, Statistics Canada
Key-Porter, Knelman, Home Movies (C)
Lester Orpen Dennys, The Illustrated History of Canada (C)
MacMillan, Careless Canada: A Story of Challenge (C)
Maclean’s , July ’94 (C)
McClelland and Stewart,Atwood, Surfacing, The Edible Woman (C)
McGill-Queens University Press, A Border Within , Ian Angus(C)
Methuen, A Passion for Identity (C)
Ontario Science Centre, Regarding The Flag
Olympia and York Developments , Waterworks
Ontario Bicentennial Calendar, Two Plus One
Prentice-Hall, A Beginning Look at Canada, Anne-Marie Kaskens (C)
Soho Square III, Bloomsbury Publishing, London 1990 Pp 89-90
Stratford Shakespearean Festival, To All in Tents
The New Federation, The Supremes, (C) Jan-Feb 1989,
The Painted Flag, (C) Jan-Feb ’91
Canada’s Flag, Matheson, Mika Publishing (C)
This Magazine
Toronto Life, John Hirsch portrait
Toronto Ontario Olympics Council, Olympics Promotional Poster 1989
U of T Press, Dawson, Democratic Government in Canada (C)
York University
The Red Shoes, Margaret Atwood, Starting Out, Rosemary Sullivan, Harper Flamingo 1998

BOOK COVERS

Doubleday, Blaise, A North American Education
Gage, Six Figures in a Landscape
Harcourt-Brace, How We are Governed (C)
Key-Porter, Knelman, Home Movies (C)
Lester Orpen Dennys, The Illustrated History of Canada (C)
MacMillan, Careless, Canada: A Story of Challenge (C)
McClelland and Stewart,Atwood: Surfacing, The Edible Woman (C)
McGill-Queens University Press, A Border Within , Ian Angus(C)
Methuen, A Passion for Identity, Eli Mandel (C)
Prentice-Hall, A Beginning Look at Canada, Anne-Marie Kaskens (C)
Mika Publishing , Canada’s Flag, Matheson, (C)
U of T Press, Dawson, Democratic Government in Canada (C)
Margaret Atwood, A Biography, ECW Press 98 Nathalie Cooke (C)

MAGAZINES

Association of Canadian Publishers Canada-China Catalogue
Canadian Forum, Lake, Couch, I Ching
Financial Post, Beside The Point
Maclean’s, July ’94 (C)
The New Federation, The Supremes, (C) Jan-Feb 1989,
Exile, ” Constitutional”

LIMITED EDITION HANDMADE BOOKS:

Margaret Atwood: The Journals of Susanna Moodie 80
Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein 66
Expeditions 65
Talismans for Children 65
Kaleidoscopes:Baroque 65
The Circle Game 64
Alden Nowlan: A Black Plastic Button and a Yellow Yoyo 68
John Newlove: Notebook Pages 66
Wook Kyung Choi: Small Stones 65
Pachter: For Turned is the Day 65
Morning Song 65

TRADE BOOKS:

“CANADA COUNTS”, A Charles Pachter counting book, Cormorant 2010
“M IS FOR MOOSE” , A Charles Pachter Alphabet. Cormorant Press 2008
“THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE”, Margaret Atwood,
illustrated reprint edition, Macfarlane Walter Ross (Canada),
Houghton-Mifflin (U.S.) Bloomsbury (UK) 1997
“CHARLES PACHTER”, Welsh-Ovcharov, McClelland & Stewart 92
“THE QUEEN OF CANADA COLOURING BOOK”, Anansi 76
“WIGGLE TO THE LAUNDROMAT”, Dennis Lee, New Press 70

PROFESSIONAL RESUME

Curator & host, Autism Gala art auction, Toronto Apr 2010
Juror Canadian Olympic Committee National Student Flag Competition 2005
Juror, Trudeau Memorial Sculpture, Harbourfront 05
Host -auctioneer, Youth Employment Services annual Art Auction 05 04 03
Co-Host with Mary Lou Fallis Toronto Arts Awards 15th Anniv Gala 00 Board Member, Arts Toronto 99
Steering Committee Member, St. Anne’s Church Mural Restoration Project, Toronto 99
Organizing Committee Member, Mayor’s Arts Ball, Toronto 99
Juror, Arts Etobicoke 18th Annual Exhibition 98
Juror, 37th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall 98
Judge, National Magazine Awards 97
Juror, CANFAR Art Competition 93
Judge, World of Commodore Computer Art Competition 91
Juror, Ontario Crafts Council Casey House Foyer Competition 91
Juror, “Healthy City” Design Competition 90
Juror, Metal Arts Guild Annual Exhibition 89
Juror, Castle Hill Sculpture Competiton 89
Host, “Transinteractivity”, Ontario Science Centre 88
Juror, Toronto Society of Architects Opera House Competition 88
Member, Advisory Board, Ontario Crafts Council 88
Judge, 26th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 87
Director, The Toronto Arts Awards Foundation 85-89
Member, The Arts and Letters Club, Toronto 85-88
Consultant, Toronto Transit Commission 85
Consultant, Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee, Toronto 84
Judge, ACTRA Awards 84
Juror, National Magazine Awards 83
Director, Toronto Arts Council 81-85
Juror, Selection Committee, Flatiron Mural, Toronto 81
Member, Nominating Committee, Art Gallery of Ontario 78-83
Founder and President, Artists Alliance Building Limited, Toronto 73-83
Instructor, West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, Cape Dorset, N.W.T. 72
Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Art, University of Calgary 69-70
Assistant Director, International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Expo ’67, Montreal 66-67

At the request of these fundraising auction committees, Pachter has painted moose imagery on the following objects :

Stool for “Bottoms Up”, Colorectal Cancer Research
Bird House, World Wildlife Fund
Bar Stool , Clark Institute of Psychiatry
Ostrich Egg , Metro Zoo
Dining Chair, PEN Canada
Office Chair, Womens Art Association
Muskoka Lawn Chair , McMichael Gallery
Wood Jewel Box, McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
Heart Shaped Box, Heart & Stroke Foundation

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

100 Moose Sculptures, Mayor’s Gala Arts Ball 98
The Painted Flag, Maclean’s Magazine 90th anniversary commemorative poster 95
The Painted Flag, Canada 125 poster, City&Country Home magazine 92
“Moosamour ” granite moose sculpture, Mr & Mrs Bram Appel, Niagara on the Lake 91
“Voice of Culture” Outdoor Mural, Acme Bar & Grill, Toronto 90
“The Painted Flag ’88”, Canadian Embassy, Washington 90
Toronto Ontario Olympics Council, “Tour de Force” Moose Poster 89
Wine Label, Inniskillin Wines 89
10th Anniversary Poster Design, 1989 Genie Awards, Toronto 89
Winner, Design Competition, Canadian Museum of Civilization
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” A Coat of Many Colours” Logo, Banner, Poster 88
“Moosamour”, Gouache, Via Rail Car 88
“Squeeze Play” Serigraph, Royal Ontario Museum 87
Courage Collection, Ontario Handicapped Olympics 87
“To All In Tents” 35th Anniversary Painting and Poster,
Stratford Shakespearean Festival 87
Toronto Western Hospital, Commemorative Painting 85
“Hockey Knights in Canada”, College Subway Murals, Toronto 85
“T”, City Hall Serigraph, Toronto Sesquicentennial 84

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Joyner Waddington catalogue, May 2009
Important Canadian Art, Sotheby’s Catalogue P.25 June 99
“Charles Pachter, La lumière ombre” Catalogue, Nov 91
Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh, St. Rémy de Provence, France 91
Profile:A Canadian’s Hopes The Standard, St.Catharines July 17 91
Financial Post profile, May 24 90
Tatler Magazine, London, U.K. Nov 88
Interview: Niagara Arts Journal, Vol.1 #10, Apr-May 87
Profile: City and Country Home Magazine, April 86
The Canadian Encyclopaedia, Hurtig, P.1488 85
“Vestiges of Empire” Catalogue, Visual Arts Ontario, 84
“Contemporary Canadian Art”, Schiff/Burnett, HURTIG 83
“Post-Pop Realism” Catalogue, Art Gallery of Winnipeg 82
“Made in Canada/Artists in Books”, National Library 81
Profile: “Art as Energy”, Maclean’s, April 80
“Collins, Pachter, Tinkl” Catalogue, Art Gallery of Ontario 77
“Canadian Landscapes” Catalogue, Department of External Affairs 75
“ESP, Esler/Pachter” National Gallery Catalogue 70

 

COMMISSIONED ARTICLES

AS PRIME MINISTER I WOULD…
Magna International Annual Collection of Essays Dec 99

GLOBE AND MAIL

Newfoundland Diary Oct 98
Too Soon for A Funeral March Mar 28 91

TORONTO LIFE

Nun Alert Mar 90

TORONTO STAR

Computing Art Mar 89
Police Galleries & Art Stations Nov 88
Awed in Ottawa Sep 88
West of Queen Street West Jan 88
China Spadina Apr 87
John Street Connection Mar 87
Monumental Errors Feb 87

SELECTED FILM/VIDEOGRAPHY

The Artist’s Life, Ticklescratch Productions, 2007
Bravo! Arts Channel Tokyo Exhibition profile 01
Pamela Wallin Show Feb 99
Pamela Wallin interviews with CP:
A Canadian Monarchy 99
Artists & Art Critics 99
CP & Margaret Atwood 98
CBC Radio, return to High School with Greg Kelly 98
CBC Newsworld, John Northcott 98
Profile, National Treasures, June Callwood Vision TV 93
“In Search of Simcoe” Series Host, CITY TV 93
Profile, Panorama La Chaine, TVO, 93
Profile, CBC Sunday Arts & Entertainment 93
Profile, The Originals, Sleeping Giant & CITY TV 92
Profile, A Comme Artiste, TV Ontario 90
Profile, Jeannie Beker, CITY TV 89
Profile, David Wistow, Art Gallery of Ontario 88
Profile, Susan Reisler, The Journal, CBC 88
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Moose, Mark Cook 88
30/50, Pachter, National Film Board, Montreal 88
Creating Space, Peter Lauterman 75
Johnny at the Fair, National Film Board 47

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SHORT BIO

One of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter was born in Toronto on Dec 30, 1942. He is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. He studied French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris, painting and graphics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, and art history at the University of Toronto. His work has been shown at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the McMichael Gallery, among others.

His work is represented in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Japan, and India. His work can also be seen in the College Subway Station in Toronto, where the murals of the Montréal Canadiens face the Toronto Maple Leafs across the subway tracks. He is a member of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, holds honorary doctorates from Brock University, the Ontario College of Art & Design, and the University of Toronto. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal.

His images of the queen, moose, and maple leaf flag are pop icons of Canadian contemporary art. McClelland & Stewart publications include an illustrated book on his life and work, and The Journals of Susanna Moodie, his celebrated collaboration with poet Margaret Atwood.

He has lectured extensively on the legacy of the Loyalists, John Graves Simcoe and the creation of English Canada following the American Revolution.

Mr. Pachter lives and works beside Grange Park in an award-winning residence and studio designed by architect Stephen Teeple. His work is on permanent display in his adjoining Moose Factory Gallery. In summer he paints in a waterfront studio converted from an ice storage depot on Lake Simcoe.

His 1980 portrait of Margaret Atwood has been purchased by the Portrait Gallery of Canada. His flag paintings hang in the Prime Minister’s residence in Ottawa, in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, in the Parliament Buildings and in the Embassy of France in Ottawa.

Pachter’s steel and granite moose sculptures have been installed across Canada.

His children’s books, M is for Moose, and Canada Counts, are published by Cormorant Books, Toronto.

pachterc@gmail.com

Pachter Hall and Moose Factory
22 Grange Avenue Toronto M5T1C7
416 260 1600


EDUCATION AND HONOURS

 

University of Toronto, Honours BA, Fine Art
Sorbonne, Paris, Diplômé de l’ESPPPFE
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, MFA
Brock University, St. Catharines, Honorary Doctorate, 1996
Member, Order of Canada
Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, France
Queen’s Jubilee Medal
Ontario College of Art & Design, honorary doctorate, 2009
University of Torontoi, honorary doctorate, 2010


 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

CHARLES PACHTER’S CANADA (II), Royal Ontario Museum, Oct 07-Feb 08
Glimpses of India, Canadian High Commission, New Delhi, Jan 2007
“Mind’s Eye”, Canadian Embassy , Tokyo, April-June, 2001
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1994
Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh, St Rémy de Provence, France 1991
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
Arts & Letters Cub, Toronto
Alliance Française, Toronto
Gallery Moos, Toronto
Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto
Ontario House, London, U.K.
Art Gallery of Ontario , Toronto
University of Ottawa
McGill University, Montreal
CN Tower, Toronto

 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Arena, The Art of Hockey, across Canada
Books by Artists, National Library, Ottawa
Canadian Prints Touring Australia
Camden Centre, London, U.K.
Sixth International Biennial of Satire in the Arts; Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Contemporary Handmade Books, National Gallery of Morocco, Rabat
“Post-Pop Realism”, The Winnipeg Perspective, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Department of External Affairs, Washington
International Print Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Color Prints of the Americas, New Jersey State Museum
National Gallery of Canada


SELECTED PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Ontario
Canadian Embassy, Washington
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canadian Music Centre, Toronto
Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh, St. Rémy de Provence, France
City of Boston
Credit Suisse Canada
Imperial Life Assurance Company of Canada
Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal
National Library, Ottawa
Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary
Pforzheimer Library, New York
Public Archives of Canada
Stratford Shakespearean Festival
Toronto Dominion Bank
Toronto Transit Commission


 

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION

Harcourt Brace
Doubleday
Gage
MacMillan
Maclean’s
McClelland and Stewart
Methuen
Stratford Shakespearean Festival


SELECTED LECTURES/ADDRESSES given by Charles Pachter:

Royal Commonwealth Society
Empire Club of Canada
Canadian Society of Artists
Granite Club
United Empire Loyalists Association
Stratford Festival
Arts & Letters Club, Toronto
TVOntario
School of Architecture, University of Toronto
IBM International
Young Presidents Organization
Winnipeg Art Gallery
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Alberta College of Art, Calgary
Ontario Association of Art Galleries
Ontario College of Art
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education


 

MARGARET ATWOOD/ CHARLES PACHTER Handmade Books:

The Journals of Susanna Moodie
Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein
Expeditions
Talismans for Children
Kaleidoscopes:Baroque
The Circle Game

 

OTHER

Member, Order of Canada
Member, Nominating Committee, Art Gallery of Ontario
Founder, Artists Alliance Building Limited, Toronto
Instructor, West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, Cape Dorset, N.W.T.
Professor, Department of Fine Art, University of Calgary
Assistant Curator, International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Expo ’67, Montreal


SELECTED COMMISSIONS

The Painted Flag, Canadian Embassy, Washington
The Painted Flag, Maclean’s Magazine 90th anniversary
The Painted Flag , Canada 125, City&Country Home magazine
“Voice of Culture”, Outdoor Mural, Acme Bar & Grill, Toronto
Toronto 96 Olympics Bid Poster
Inniskillin Wines
Canadian National Railways
Royal Ontario Museum
Stratford Shakespearean Festival
Hockey Murals, Toronto Transit Commission


JUROR

Toronto Public Sculpture Competition
National Magazine Awards
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
The Toronto Arts Awards Foundation


BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CATALOGUES

“CHARLES PACHTER” monograph, Welsh-Ovcharov, McClelland & Stewart 1992
“Charles Pachter, “La lumière ombre” St. Rémy de Provence, France , 1991
The Canadian Encyclopaedia, Hurtig, P.1488
“Contemporary Canadian Art”, Schiff/Burnett, HURTIG
“Post-Pop Realism” Catalogue, Art Gallery of Winnipeg
“Made in Canada/Artists in Books”, National Library
“Collins, Pachter, Tinkl” Catalogue, Art Gallery of Ontario
“Canadian Landscapes” Catalogue, Department of External Affairs
“ESP, Esler/Pachter” National Gallery Catalogue
“The Journals of Susanna Moodie” Atwood-Pachter, Houghton-Mifflin 1997


SELECTED FILM/VIDEO PACHTER PROFILES

National Treasures, June Callwood,Vision TV
The Originals, CITY TV
CBC Arts & Entertainment
A Comme Artiste, TV Ontario
National Film Board, Montreal