Born, raised and educated in Canada, the artist now resides in Inverness, Florida. Art education was furthered at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio and Fullerton College in California.
As a realistic, figurative sculptor, J. A. Onder has sought out and had the good fortune of studying under master sculptors Bruno Luccesi, Stanley Bleifield, Richard MacDonald and Tuck Langland.
Awards include Best of Show, First Place and Honorable Mentions at juried shows in Ohio, Arizona and California. Collectors include The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Parnelli Jones, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Alf Powis, Mrs. John R. Bradfield, Tuck Langland, Betty White and President Gerald R. Ford.
A touch of red can be found on each bronze, a “signature” that has developed naturally over the years. This is at times obvious, at times very subtle and always great fun for the viewer to find.