Charles Pachter



Charles Pachter (b. 1942) is one of Canada’s most collected and cherished artists. His uplifting and patriotic images have independently earned their place in the nations museums from coast to coast.

In the spring of 1981, Pachter began working on his most iconic and celebrated series, the Painted Flag. Seven years before Photoshop, he traveled around Toronto photographing Canadian flags, cutting out selections or painting directly over them before finalizing the compositions on canvas.

Caviar20 was fortunate to find a small number of these preparatory works in the artist’s archives and are incredibly excited to be offering these unique early examples from this famed series. For a young collector interested in a unique Pachter, this work presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire an affordable and important piece from the artist.

Pachter 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. He holds the position of Officer of the Order of Canada and is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal.

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720. Visit our Toronto gallery on Thursdays or by appointment.

Painted Flag: Preparatory #2B

Canada, 1981 

Acrylic on Kodak color photo paper

Signed and dated by the artist, lower right

11.5H 9W (work)

18.5H 16W (framed)

Very good condition


- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto. 

- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL. 

- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.

Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.

Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere. 

- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees. 

- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity. 

What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.

- What payment methods do you accept?

If purchasing directly online, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal. If invoiced, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards on regularly priced merchandise. 

Discounted material must be paid by wire transfer, or with Paypal (if funds are sent as 'friends and family'). There is a 3.5% administration fee for credit cards on discounted material. 

Caviar20 does not accept personal checks or Zelle. 

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