CHARLES PACHTER "BIRD OF PARADISE" ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 2021
Charles Pachter (b. 1942) is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists. His iconic, uplifting, and patriotic images have earned their place in the nation's museums and the Canadian art canon.
The Barn, along with Queen Elizabeth and the Moose, forms a triad of icons that Charles Pachter has repeatedly visited over the course of his career.
Completed in 2021, this exemplary painting introduces Pachter's flowers. This new series began early on in the pandemic and focuses on an entirely new subject for the artist. Realized in a time of uncertainty and despair, this body of work is remarkably optimistic.
As with the best of his work, Pachter's charming imagery presents a new narrative on Canadiana, this time detailing the diverse flora encountered in his close surroundings.
This confident painting features the profile of a Bird of Paradise, showcasing its tapered petals and tropical palette. The flower's exotic quality is further emphasized by Pachter's characteristically bold, unmodulated background, maintaining his distinct graphic style in this impactful composition.
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.
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"Bird of Paradise"
Acrylic on canvas
Signed, dated, and titled by artist on verso
28"H 21.75"W (canvas)
32.25"H 26.5"W (framed)
Original framing as selected by the artist
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