Artist Biography

Jean Paul Riopelle


Jean Paul Riopelle was born in Montreal, Canada in 1923, and studied to the Ecole des Beaux-arts in Montreal in 1943. Like many North American artists, Riopelle went to Paris following World War II to study, but took up permanent residence there.

A contributor to European Abstract Expressionism, Riopelle's characteristic abstractions are gestural, with thick paint applied with a palette knife.

Selected Press

Art Forum  Review  January 2010   PDF (1.3 MB)

Gallery Exhibitions


Riopelle: Grands Formats  (OUT OF PRINT)  View
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Off Canvas: Drawing  View

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