CHARLES PACHTER "MOLLY JOHNSON" SERIGRAPH, 1986
Charles Pachter (b. 1942) 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 and the Canadian art canon.
While Pachter’s work shares some characteristics with Jim Dine and David Hockney, his voice is resoundingly charming, singular, and uniquely Canadian.
Playful and a touch irreverent, Pachter's charming imagery presents a new narrative on Canadiana. The artist's works are widely sought-after and are an ideal selection for starting or continuing a collection of 20th-century Canadian art.
This elegant portrait of Canadian singer-songwriter Molly Johnson serves as a paradigm of Pachter's graphic style and ongoing devotion to Canadian culture. In this work, Molly rests her head in her hand as she reclines across a white sofa. Dressed in an evening gown and pearls, Molly looks back at the viewer with a quiet confidence.
While this work may seem like a deviation from his typical subject matter, Pachter frequently depicts his inner circle in a manner that captures and emphasizes their individuality.
Pachter's work is represented in both public and private collections across Canada including the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Portrait Gallery of Canada, The Royal Ontario Museum, and the McMichael Gallery. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Pachter holds the prestigious position of Officer of the Order of Canada and is also a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal.
16"H 31.75"W (work)
22.5"H 38"W (framed)
From an edition of 100
Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist
Very good condition
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