Works by Jean Paul Riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle

Superbagnères

Mixed media on paper
1964
33 x 41 cm (13 x 16 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre (1989.12EST.LI)

Lithograph in 6 pannels
v. 1983-1989
231 x 228 cm (91 x 89,75 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre (1965.069P)

Colored inks on paper
1965
23 x 30 cm (9 x 11,75 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

La danse (1971.065P)

Mixed media on paper and canvas
1971
120 x 320 cm (47 1/4 x 126 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre

Gouache on paper
1956
49 x 65 cm (19,25 x 25,5 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Roi de Thulé (1973.044P.1973)

Mixed media on paper
1973
44,5 x 68 cm (17,50 x 26,50 po)

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Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Roi de Thulé (1973.042P)

Mixed media on paper
1973
44,5 x 68 cm (17,5 x 26,75 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Roi de Thulé (1973.039P)

Mixed media on paper
1973
44,5 x 68 cm (17,5 x 26,75 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre

Pastel on paper
1975
44 x 68,5 cm (17,5 x 26,5 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre (1968.067P)

Oil pastel on paper
1968
91 x 60 cm (35,75 x 23,5 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Lucky Number

Mixed media on paper mounted on canvas
1989
152 x 120 cm (59,75 x 47,25 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Fondation

Etching on paper
1972
50 x 39,5 cm (20 x 15,5 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre (1976.049P)

Charcoal on paper
1976
118 x 92,5 cm (46,5 x 36,5 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Roi de Thulé (1973.037P)

Acrylic and oil pastel on paper
1973
65,4 x 50,2 cm (25,75 x 19,76 in)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Roi de Thulé (1973.057P)

Charcoal and oil pastel on paper
1973
65 x 50,5 cm (25,59 x 19,88 in)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre (1969.029P)

Pastel on paper
1969
50 x 65,5 cm (19,5 x 26 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Au-de-ça (1995.01EST.SE)

Silkscreen on paper
1995
76 x 112 cm (30 x 44 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Poursuite de famille (1972.05EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1972
160 x 117 cm (63 x 46 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Suite Tabou (1972.06EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1972
160 x 117 cm (63 x 46 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Suite Fortin (1972.16EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1972
160 x 117 cm (63 x 46 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Suite Lac aux puants (1972.15EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1972
160 x 116 cm (63 x 45,75 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Hibou (1970.44SC)

Bronze
Fonte de 2010
20 x 19 x 23 cm (8 x 7,5 x 9 po)

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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre - Lapin (1973.19SC)

Bronze
Fonte de 2010
48,5 x 47,5 x 39 cm (19 x 18,75 x 15,25 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Hibou IV (1970.05EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1970
76 x 54 cm (30 x 21,25 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Chien (1968.14EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
77,5 x 58,5 cm (30,5 x 23 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Sanguine (1967.18EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1967
45 x 57 cm (17,75 x 22,5 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Trois heures du matin (1967.17EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1967
45,5 x 56,5 cm (18 x 22,25 po
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Jean Paul Riopelle

L'Oie de feu - L'Oie au soleil (1990.10EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1990
56,5 x 75,5 cm (22,25 x 29,75 po)
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Jean Paul Riopelle

Les Oiseaux (1984.02EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1984
62,5 x 94,5 cm (24,5 x 37 po)
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About the artist

Jean Paul Riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle was born in Montreal on October 7, 1923. At the age of seventeen, he began studying at the École Polytechnique, but left after less than two years, weary of its overly rigid teaching methods. He was then invited to enroll at the École du Meuble, where he met Paul-Émile Borduas. As part of Borduas' circle, he produced his first abstract works and mixed with those artists who, from 1946 on, were to become known as the Automatistes. 1948 proved to be an eventful year for Riopelle: he signed the Refus Global manifesto and, after its publication in August, took part in its public defence. And at the end of that same year, he and his family left to settle in Paris.

His professional career got off to a flying start in 1949 with his first solo show in Paris at the Galerie La Dragonne, an occasion marked by the publication of his very first exhibition catalogue, which featured a poetic text by none other than André Breton. This was followed by numerous group shows in France, Italy, Spain, England and Sweden in the early 1950s. From 1954 onwards, he had regular exhibitions at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York. Galerie Maeght in Paris took him on in 1966, dedicating a show to his work every two years. The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec devoted a retrospective to him in the summer of 1967. Later, in 1972, a major exhibition entitled Ficelles et autres jeux was held at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, and at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris. In 1981-82, the Musée national d'art moderne (Centre Georges-Pompidou) organized a major retrospective of his work that was later presented at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and museums in Mexico and Venezuela. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts also devoted a retrospective to Riopelle in 1991, to celebrate the inauguration of the Museum's new Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion. In 1997, Montreal's Galerie Simon Blais organized an exhibition around several of Riopelle's works on paper, accompanied by the publication of the book Tigre de papier: œuvres sur Papier 1953-1989.

In 1992, it was announced that Joan Mitchell, his companion in Paris for almost 20 years, had died. Riopelle, shattered by the news, turned his hand to painting once again, producing the largest work of his career, the Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg, a triptych. It was painted on a huge canvas that Riopelle unrolled as his composition progressed; it was later hung on wooden stretchers that measured approximately 40 metres. This work is now on display at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Quebec City.

Jean Paul Riopelle died at his home on Îsle-aux-Grues on March 12, 2002.

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