Charles Pachter


Charles Pachter (b. 1942) is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists. His iconic, uplifting, and patriotic images have independently 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.

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. 

Pachter's confident colors, sharp lines, and graphic qualities are a mainstay throughout his oeuvre. As depicted in this work, long stretches of bold color blocking are a key identifier in Pachter's signature aesthetic. The inclusion of a vast, impressionistic sky is an unexpected element that has recurred throughout his "Barn" series. 

In this exemplary painting,  Pachter uses an airy color palette to depict a giant sky in juxtaposition to the flat foreground. Pachter's signature barn is flattened into its landscape, seemingly a part of the continuation of rolling hills.

Intimate in size, paintings of this scale from Pachter are exceedingly rare, as the artist generally works on larger canvases.

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"Violet Sunset Barn"

Canada, 2020

Acrylic on canvas 

Signed and dated by artist 

24"H 30"W (work) 

28"H 34"W (framed)

Excellent condition

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