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Jean-Paul Riopelle | the artist



The artist Jean-Paul Riopelle
Born Oct 7 1923, Montreal, Canada.
Died March 12 2002, Ile-aux-Grues, near Quebec City, Canada.
Style and technique of the artist: Art Informel, Printmakers, Painting, Documenta Kassel, Lyrical Abstraction, Surrealism,

He discovered surrealism and modern art with Paul-Émile Borduas, a teacher who was extremely dedicated to his students and gave them a great deal of freedom. Under Borduas’s direction, Riopelle made his first abstract painting. Borduas and several of his students, including Riopelle, formed a group that worked, socialized and exhibited together (1942-1945). The group, which became known as ‘Les Automatists’ employed spontaneous painting to express the subconscious.jean-paul riopelle artwork
Galerie Maeght poster, detail.


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Works in the TATE gallery

Subsequently, Riopelle’s work has been extensively exhibited internationally, including the Guggenheim International and the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York; Museum of Modern Art in Brazil; the Galerie d’Art Moderne in Basel, Switzerland; the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa; the XXVI Venice Biennial in Italy, and the XXXI International Biennial of Art in Italy where he was awarded the Unesco prize in 1962.

Works online

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