Born in Deventer, the Netherlands, he immigrated with his family to Canada in 1952. 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, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
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.
Klunder resides in Montreal with his partner; they have two daughters. Klunder also has a son, living in Europe from a previous marriage.
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- "Plundering figures". Hour. May 17, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2009.
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