Peter Powditch was born in Sydney in 1942 and is now based on the New South Wales North Coast. He studied at The National Art School before leaving to pursue private lessons with John Olsen and sculptor Lyndon Dadswell.
Powditch was at the forefront of Australian pop art, recognised for his depictions of the female form. Recent works have been smaller in scale, abstract sculptures and paintings in soft tones. In 1972 Powditch won the Sulman Prize, Wollongong Art Prize and Gold Coast City Art Prize and in 1981 he was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to art. He was recently chosen for inclusion in the important exhibition 'Pop to Popism' curated by Wayne Tunnicliffe and held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2014/15. In 2017 he was made a Fellow of the National Art School.
Powditch�s work is represented in all major state and regional galleries throughout Australia.