Moose Ascending

More Works By Charles Pachter Acrylic on Canvas 2008
24 × 60 in 60.96 × 152.4 cm
25.5 × 62.5 in 64.77 × 158.75 cm

About Moose Ascending

In this panoramic view of the Canadian wilderness by Charles Pachter—a lone moose climbs a mountain framed by a lake and sky. Famous for his iconic national imagery, Pachter’s contemporary artwork has often featured a moose, an endearing majestic symbol. In this bold, graphic piece, the horizontal painting is divided into four panels and rendered in complimentary colours of gray, black, eggplant and deep blue. As a little boy, the Toronto-born pop artist once appeared in a short film in which he petted a moose. Pachter attributes that early encounter to his lifelong love of the image.

“So, I was an impressionable young kid and what I didn’t realize is how much a childhood experience became something of an imprint for my entire career as an adult.” Charles Pachter

“Over his 50-year career, his boldly graphic works and uncloying patriotism have presented a cheeky yet defining vision of Canada and its culture unlike any other.”
Betty Ann Jordan, Artist

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.