Harold Klunder

Harold Klunder is an abstract painter living and working in Montreal, Quebec. Born in the Netherlands in 1943, Klunder immigrated to Canada in 1952, where he lived in Toronto for a number of years. He attended the Central Technical School in Toronto from 1960-64. Klunder is well known for his large-scale textural paintings that echo the Dutch tradition of impasto painting in the style of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, de Kooning, and Mondrian. A talented and unabashed colourist, Klunder's rich hues become the substance of his paintings, piling up and shifting from representation into abstract expressionism. Each painting presents a visual play of paint that can take the artist several years to complete. Despite his slow and deliberate hand, Klunder's paintings sustain both a sense of energy and urgency.