Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Profile of Artist Charles Pachter

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One of Canada's leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian and lecturer. He lives and works beside historic Grange Park in downtown Toronto in a residence designed by award winning Canadian architect Stephen Teeple. His work is on permanent display at his adjoining Moose Factory Gallery.

Charles holds an honorary doctorate from Brock University, is a member of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee medal. His paintings hang in public and private collections around the world. Those of the queen, moose and maple leaf flag are pop icons of Canadian art. His flag paintings hang in the Toronto Stock Exchange, in the Canadian Embassy in Washington and in the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. His murals of Hockey Knights in Canada highlight the College subway station in Toronto, and his steel and granite moose silhouette sculptures have been installed across Canada, including two on the University of Toronto campus.

His latest work, M is for Moose: A Charles Pachter Alphabet (Cormorant Books) is a collection of his most iconic works, new art and words filled with a genuine love for our country and its people. Younger readers will enjoy the bright colours, quirky images and clever rhymes. Older readers will appreciate the book for its pop art sensibility, as well as its unapologetic embrace of all things Canadian.

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