CHARLES PACHTER "TULIP" PAINTING, 2020
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.
Pachter's confident colors, sharp lines, and graphic qualities are instantly recognizable throughout his oeuvre. Playful and a touch irreverent, Pachter's charming imagery presents a new narrative on Canadiana. The artist’s vast body of work includes painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Pachter’s works are widely sought-after and are an ideal selection for starting or continuing a collection of 20th-century Canadian art.
Completed in 2020, this painting is a paradigm of one of Pachter's flowers, a series of works he created during the pandemic. Realized in a time of great uncertainty, these portraits of flowers are symbols of optimism and renewal.
Featuring a tulip in full bloom, Pachter captures the center of the flower and depicts its alluring, outward expression that draws the viewer in. His characteristically bold colors punctuate the canvas, amplifying the tulip's sumptuous red petals against a bright turquoise background.
This piece serves as a striking example of Pachter's signature aesthetic, this time achieved through a fresh and entirely new subject.
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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Acrylic on canvas
Signed and dated by artist
30"H 24"W (canvas)
34.25"H 28.25"W (framed)
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