April 26, 2018
Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Guest speaker and author Leonard Wise discusses his new book Charles Pachter – Canada’s Artist, their 40-year friendship, how Margaret Atwood’s foreword was obtained, and how Pachter’s images of the queen, moose, and maple leaf flag have become icons of Canadian contemporary art.
Author Leonard Wise is a lawyer with a parallel career as a television performer, food critic, and screenwriter. He has written eight books, including the bestselling Toronto Street Names, and most recently, Charles Pachter: Canadian Artist. Charles Pachter, one of Canada’s most celebrated artists, is the creator of such iconic works as Queen on Moose and The Painted Flag. This new biography, with its intimate anecdotes and captivating photos and art, showcases the life and work of a man who has helped to redefine Canadian art.