More Works By Charles Pachter Acrylic on Canvas 2023
30 × 40 in 76.2 × 101.6 cm

About Lookout

The Canadian moose—majestic and proud is one of several images made famous by Charles Pachter. The beloved Canadian artist has become world-renowned for his clever, pop-art-inspired paintings that often feature this powerful image.
In this graphic blue-on-blue acrylic painting, the silhouette of a moose is seen standing on a ‘lookout’ that commands him a view of the nearby lake and distant mountains. Pachter credits a rare childhood encounter with a moose for inspiring his lifelong love of the Canadian animal.

“I was chosen to play a lost boy in a film about a boy who gets lost at the fair. It’s called, ‘Johnny at the Fair,’ and it is on youtube. It is very funny. 0:27 In the movie, I run around the fair and get lost but in the middle of it all, I get kissed by Barbara Ann Scott, shake hands with Prime Minister Mackenzie King and pet a moose!” Charles Pachter

Charles Pachter studied at the University of Toronto, the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the USA. Among his many accolades, he is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario, a Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters and a recipient of the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe, Japan, the UK, India and Bangladesh. His work is held in both private and public collections around the world including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum and the McMichael Gallery.