Born in the Netherlands in 1943 Harold Klunder immigrated to Canada in 1952. After studying at the Central Technical School in Toronto, his first solo exhibition in 1976 launched a painting career that has stemmed over three decades.
Worked on over a period of several years, Harold Klunder’s paintings use a rich visual vocabulary to touch upon notions of duration and transformation, of biology, autobiography, history and myth. At the core of every work, according to the artist, is the necessity to address the human experience. In recent years Klunder has created a large body of work centered around the theme of the self-portrait.
Widely exhibited throughout Canada, Harold Klunder’s works are also part of many major collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery of Ontario.