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 , 1983
Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal
Post-War Canadian art
41,5 x 80 cm / 25,19'' x 35''
Dimensions with frame
64 cm x 90 cm / 31,5'' x 41,5''