CHARLES PACHTER "PICNIC (STRATFORD)", 1983
Born in Toronto (1942), Charles Pachter is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists. In both style and motif, Pachter’s uplifting images share characteristics with the titans of American Pop Art yet his voice is resoundingly charming, singular and uniquely Canadian.
Caviar20 was invited by Charles Pachter to select drawings from his archives. We reviewed never-seen-before works on paper spanning several decades.
During the 1980s Pachter completed a considerable amount of drawings. Today these drawings are paradigms of his creative genius and his ability to convey complex emotional images with a stylistic simplicity as a master draftsman.
During the late 1970's and early 80's Pachter depicted his friends in casual and lighthearted scenarios, such as enjoying a picnic. This particular drawing features a beautiful perspective enabling the long picnic blanket and group of friends to come to life. The empty space around the figures is a poignant example of Pachter’s drawings. Loose and simple lines form expressive figures filled with movement, yet the empty space is left for the viewers' imagination to fill in. The title and location of this drawing are noted by the artist in pencil in the lower-left corner.
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Signed and dated by the artist in pencil
Pencil on paper
Very good condition
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