Yseult Riopelle, Jean Paul Riopelle, Catalogue raisonné, volume 1, Hibou Éditeurs, Montréal, 1999, p. 406, reproduced in color under the reference number 1952.018P.1952
"The real, point still canceled, is irretrievably crumbling in the two landscapes that I evoke here where the subject is erased, where Nature is distorted, where form is deformed to give way to pure writing. This writing d black ink, erratic and yet perfectly mastered, will predominate in Riopelle's watercolor inks between 1946 and the early fifties. "1
1. WALDBERG, Michel, 1998, Jean-Paul Riopelle Catalog Raisonné 1939-1953, Montréal, Hibou Editeurs, Tome 1 page 33.
Jean Paul Riopelle, Companion of the Order of Canada, painter (born in Montreal, Quebec, 7 October 1923; died in L'Isle-aux-Grues, Quebec, 12 March 2002). Jean-Paul Riopelle was one of the first Canadian artists to enjoy great international notoriety and was, along with Paul-Émile Borduas, among the first signatories of REFUS GLOBAL. Companion of the Order of Canada and Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, Jean-Paul Riopelle represented Canada in 1962 at the Venice Biennale, and is the subject of a major retrospective at the National Center for art and culture Georges-Pompidou in Paris, in 1981 (the exhibition then went to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, then to the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal). His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.
source: Gagnon, François-marc. "Jean-Paul Riopelle". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/jean-paul-riopelle. Date accessed: May 10, 2022.
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Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923 - 2002)
Untitled , 1952
Galerie Cosner au Ritz-Carlton Montréal
Watercolor and ink on paper
Post-War Canadian art
12 x 16,5 cm | 4,7'' x 6,5''
Dimensions with frame
29,2 x 33,6 cm | 11,5'' x 13,24''
Signed R lower right