Charles Pachter is one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists. He is an award-winning painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. His canvases hang in public and private collections around the world, and in the McMichael Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is the author of two children’s books, M is for Moose: A Charles Pachter Alphabet (winner of the I.O.D.E. Book Award, nominated for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Illustrated Book Award and the Canadian Booksellers Association’s Libris Award) and Canada Counts: A Charles Pachter Counting Book. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada. He lives in Toronto.