June 20- July 8, 2023
Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir
In Person viewing:
5333 Casgrain Avenue, suite 802 Montreal, H2T 1X3, Canada
Jean Paul Riopelle was born in Montreal in 1923. Following studies at the Polytechnic School and the Montreal Furniture School, he joined the Automatistes group alongside Paul-Émile Borduas and was a co-signer of Refus Global in 1948 That same year, he moved to Paris where he lived for many years.
In the early 1950s his large mosaic paintings painted with a spatula earned him resounding success. From then on, the artist never ceased to accumulate tokens of recognition: in addition to several prestigious prizes, several museums devoted major retrospective exhibitions to him from 1967. Jean-Paul Riopelle’s considerable body of work includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings. Jean-Paul Riopelle died in Isle-aux-Grues, Quebec in 2002.