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Charles Pachter

Canada's Artist

by Leonard Wise, introduction by Margaret Atwood, foreword by Tom Smart

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An Officer of the Order of Canada, Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and recipient of the Order of Ontario, painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, and author, Charles Pachter is one of Canada’s best-loved and most celebrated artists.

Pachter is an artist with an astonishing range. His work is witty, thoughtful, moving, and personal. Many works, like Queen on Moose, The Painted Flag, and Hockey Knights in Canada, have achieved a remarkable level of recognition, becoming famous across the country — indeed, around the world. His collaboration with Margaret Atwood on The Journals of Susanna Moodie has been called “truly the most magnificent book ever to be published in Canada.”

Charles Pachter: Canada’s Artist is a celebration of the life and work — the struggles and triumphs — of a man who has helped to redefine Canadian art. Pachter’s promotion of Canada and its culture has left a lasting legacy — one that he continues to build on.

 

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Leonard Wise is a lawyer with a parallel career as a television performer, food critic, and screenwriter. He is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Toronto Street Names. He lives in Toronto.

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MARGARET ATWOOD, poet, novelist, critic and winner of the Governor-General's Award, published her first children's story, Up in the Tree, in 1978.
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Tom Smart is the executive director and CEO of the McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, and the president of the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation. For seven years he was director of collections and exhibitions at the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he developed an ambitious international exhibition program, and at the same time, he was appointed a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. He served as acting director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1997 until 1999 and was curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, from 1989 to 1997. Smart is the author of nine books and catalogues. His most recent book is the critically acclaimed Alex Colville: Return, which moved criticism of Colville's works to a new intellectual level. His 1995 book The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light won the Atlantic Provinces Booksellers Association Booksellers Choice Award, the Studio Magazine Award of Merit, and the Printing Industries of America Award of Merit. It was included in Great Canadian Books of the Century.
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Contributor Notes

Leonard Wise is a lawyer with a parallel career as a television performer, food critic, and screenwriter. He is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Toronto Street Names. He lives in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

This book is very rich in detail, funny, poignant, and so revealing of who Charles Pachter, the Canadian artist and the man, is. It is a page-turner and an inspiration for all young artists contemplating the meaning of their own creative existence in contemporary life.

— Dr. Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov

Charles Pachter is a Canadian legend and he and his remarkable vision come to life in this book.

— Bob Rae

Pachter’s biography resonates with the highs of praise and lows of criticism, his sink to depression and his indomitable spirit that helped him rise above it.

— The Canadian Jewish News

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