(1923 – 2002)

Jean-Paul Riopelle Biography

Jean-Paul Riopelle was the first Canadian painter to attain widespread international recognition. He studied engineering, architecture and photography at the École Polytechnique in Montreal before shifting his studies to the less academic École de Meuble, graduating in 1945. He was a member of the Automatistes movement with Paul-Émile Borduas before beginning to experiment with non-representational painting in 1945.

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Riopelle moved to Paris in 1947 and was briefly associated with the Surrealists before his style changed to Lyrical Abstraction, when his powerful canvases became defined by a myriad of tumultuous shapes and multicoloured elements.

Jean-Paul Riopelle Featured Artworks

Territoire by Jean-Paul Riopelle contemporary artwork painting
Jean-Paul Riopelle Territoire, 1967 Oil on canvas
114.3 x 162.6 cm
Stern Pissarro Gallery Contact Gallery
Sans titre, masque eskimo by Jean-Paul Riopelle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Jean-Paul Riopelle Sans titre, masque eskimo, 1956 Gouache on paper
106 x 76 cm
Bailly Gallery Contact Gallery
Sans titre by Jean-Paul Riopelle contemporary artwork painting
Jean-Paul Riopelle Sans titre, 1984 Enamelled lava
52.5 x 52.5 cm
Bailly Gallery Contact Gallery
Abstract Composition N by Jean-Paul Riopelle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Jean-Paul Riopelle Abstract Composition N, 1972 Acrylic on paper laid down on canvas
89.7 x 49.5 cm
Stern Pissarro Gallery Contact Gallery
Sans titre by Jean-Paul Riopelle contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Jean-Paul Riopelle Sans titre, 1971 Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas
160 x 120 cm
Helene Bailly Gallery Contact Gallery
Nouvelles impressions n°15 by Jean-Paul Riopelle contemporary artwork painting
Jean-Paul Riopelle Nouvelles impressions n°15, 1978 Oil on canvas
24 x 33 cm
Pace Gallery

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