Charles Pachter



In the early 1980's Charles Pachter approached the chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to do a Hockey-themed mural at the College Street subway station. It was a fitting idea as the station is just steps from the Toronto Maple Leaf's original home - the Maple Leaf Gardens. 

Although the artist encountered a lot of interference with his pending designs due to copyright of the team's logos and from other TTC bigwigs (who insisted that the players be depicted wearing helmets) the ambitious and impressive public art project finally debuted in April 1985. 

Over the last 30 years Pachter's "Hockey Knights in Canada" has become the TTC's most famous and beloved example of public art. It is composed of two groups of nine players. On one side is the Toronto Maple Leafs and on the opposite platform is the Montreal Canadians. (Click here to see the work from the Leafs) 

To learn more about the history and the reception of the work, click here to visit StationFixation's profile on College Street station and the legendary "Hockey Knights of Canada".

One year after completing the TTC mural, Pachter again paid homage to hockey with this painting, "Hockey Knights".  In this painting he depicts three players in vivid red uniforms huddling mid-game. An almost expressionistic quality presents itself in the flashes of turquoise, lime green, and purple in the player's white helmets; and beneath their stylized facial features, showcasing their physical exertion. 

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"Hockey Knights"

Canada, 1986

Acrylic on canvas

Signed, and dated by the artist 

12.5‚ÄĚH 15.75"W (work)

17.25"H 20.5"W (framed)

Excellent condition


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