Richard W. Ponder (Working 1970s-80s) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Richard Ponder has been painting professionally since the 1970's, and first started painting with his father in New Zealand. During his four years of painting in Australia the artist developed the palette knife technique which he passed onto many followers, and other new zealand artists including his brother Michael Ponder.

Richard Ponder paintings originally were impressions of various subjects; later he became well known and sought-after for his impressionistic Flower series and his representational paintings, especially landscapes. During the 1990's Richard's painting became more impressionistic to expressionistic, and includes the cityscape at night series.

Recent influences on Richard Ponder's paintings include Monet, Van Gogh, Perceval, Pollock, Affandi and Sumadiyasa.

Richard Ponder is the brother of New Zealand artist Mike Ponder. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Wild Wisteria
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Wild Wisteria
Oil on canvas, 90 x 59.5 cm
Art, Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings7034A$5,263 A$385
Works on Paper10A$326 N/A

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