Al Pounder’s is an American artist born in 1931. He exhibited pop and realistic paintings in the 50s and 60s at Allen Stone Gallery in New York. Pounders was integral in the pop realism movement in the 60s and 70s. Pounders is a master of the landscape, seamlessly moving us from one frame to the next. His ability to bring the viewer in to the painting, as if they were there with him when he painted it, is unparalleled. Pounders discusses his work saying, “I grew up in Buffalo, New York where there wasn’t a blade of grass near my home. Flowers reminded me of church or funerals. So, becoming a landscape painter for more than thirty years seems an odd choice.