Harold Klunder

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Harold Klunder (born 1943) is a Canadian painter.

Born in Deventer, the Netherlands, he immigrated with his family to Canada in 1952.[1] He has exhibited his work throughout Canada, Europe, the United States, Australia, Japan, and China and it is included in public and private collections such as the National Gallery of Canada,[2] the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.[1] He was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.[3]

Klunder is principally known for his abstract paintings which are based on a non-traditional notion of "the self-portrait". They often feature an abundant use of paint, and take years to complete.[4]

Klunder resides in Montreal with his partner Catherine Carmichael and best friend/artist Shane West. His daughter Saskia Carmichael Klunder actress/dancer lives in Montreal, and Elizabeth Carmichael Klunder professional sneak lives in Toronto. Klunder also has a son, Willem Klunder, living in Europe (from a previous marriage).


  1. ^ a b "Gallery provides an outlet for Klunder's hell-bent need to paint". The Westmount Examiner. May 15, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Harold Klunder - National Gallery of Canada". Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Plundering figures". Hour. May 17, 2007. Archived from the original on July 18, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2009.