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Lynda M. Pontzer

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About the Artist

Born and raised in the verdant countryside and forests of western Pennsylvania, USA, Lynda has been painting and drawing the local people and landscapes since she got her first set of oils at age 13. She started to receive commissioned art work at age 16.

Lynda grew up in a period of "abstract" art but she never deviated from her goal of being one of the finest portrait artists. Pontzer excels at painting portraits from life with a vibrancy and immediacy which is normally lacking in photographs. However, photographs are used when the live model or landscape on location is not possible. Fortunately, Lynda's extensive practice of working from life enables her to breathe "life" into the most mundane of photographs.

Lynda attended the University of Pennsylvania, Mercyhurst College, The Cleveland Institute of Art, and received her Masters in Art and History from the University of Arizona. She broadened her education by living abroad in Scotland, Iran, and Denmark. While in Denmark, Lynda taught portraiture at the University of Roskild. She has travelled much of Europe and bicycled through China and Greece.

Pontzer maintains a teaching and working studio in Pennsylvania. She has received many awards and recently showed her work at the Biannual International Contemporary Art Show in Florence, Italy. Participation in this international event is by invitation only.

Lynda Pontzer - Elmer From Life Retired Farmer Lynda Pontzer - View From Sugar Hill Farm Lynda Pontzer - Logging Road in Winter

Elmer from life Retired farmer
11X14 in

View from Sugar Hill Farm
Plein air, oil on canvas
18X24 in

Logging Road in Winter
Oil on canvas
24X30 in

To view more of Lynda's work please visit her website at

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Page last updated 27 February, 2007