Jean-Paul Riopelle | the artist
Born Oct 7 1923, Montreal, Canada.
Died March 12 2002, Ile-aux-Grues, near Quebec City, Canada.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
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.
Galerie Maeght poster, detail.