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Jean Paul Riopelle

[Canadian Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1923-2002]

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One of Canada's most famous painters, Riopelle first came to prominence as a member of the Automatistes, a group of progressive writers and artists in Quebec. Led by Paul-Émile Borduas, other painters associated with the movement included Marcel Barbeau, Marcelle Ferron, Pierre Gauvreau, Fernand Leduc and Jean-Paul Mousseau.

In 1947 he moved to Paris and went on to became an important member of the informal group of expatriate artists known as the Ecole de Paris, which also included Marc Chagall and Natalia Goncharova.

He remained a Canadian art world icon, and received the Order of Canada in 1969. He eventually returned to Canada in the 1990's.

Riopelle passed away March 12, 2002.


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Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
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Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
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Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
untitled (blue abstraction)

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
untitled (orange and green abstraction)

Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan
L'Hippocampe (Sea Horse), 1968

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Québec
Austria, 1954

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
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Musée du Québec, Quebec City

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
2 paintings online

Virtual Museum of Canada
Vallée, 1949-50

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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
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