Heffel Fine Art

Jean Paul Riopelle

(Canadian, 1923 - 2002)

lot #19: pleine saison by jean paul riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle

Lot #19: Pleine saison, 1954

lot #22: neige d'automne by jean paul riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle

Lot #22: Neige d'automne

Biographie

Chronologie

1923
Born in Montreal, Canada
1938
Studied architecture at École Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada
1942 - 1944
Studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Canada
1943 - 1945
Part of the Canadian art group "the Automatistes"
1945
Graduated from École du Meuble, Montreal, Canada
Began studying under instructor Paul Emile Bourdas
1946
Moved to Paris, France and befriended Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro, Samuel Beckett, Andre Breton and Marcel Duchamp
1948
Brief return to Canada, co-founder of Refus Global
1955 - 1979
Lover and companion of Joan Mitchell, an important figure in the second generation of American Abstract Expressionists. They lived together in Paris for most of the 1950s and 1960s.
1955
Received honorable mention at the São Paulo Biennial
1958
Awarded a Guggenheim International Prize

Expositions

2010
Riopelle, Musée Maillol, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Riopelle, Au dela du all-over: les années soixante, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Riopelle: Grands Formats, Acqavella Galleries, New York, USA (solo)
Riopelle, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France (solo)
2006
Variation autour de Jean-Paul Riopelle, Galerie Orange & Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada (solo)
2005
Retrospective, Galerie Orange, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Estampes et Mutations, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, Canada
2004
Pastels: 1962 - 1976, Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, Canada
2000
Works on Paper, Galerie Valentin, Montreal, Canada
Jean-Paul Riopelle: Oils and Works on Paper 1946-1970, Gimpels Fils in London, London, England (solo)
1996
Les plus belles estampes 1966-95, Simon Blais Gallery Montreal, Canada
1992
Villa Bagatelle, Quebec, Canada
1991
Retrospective, Museum of Fine Arts Montreal, Canada
1989
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA
Claude Lafitte Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Publications

2004
Riopelle, Yseult. Jean Paul Riopelle Catalogue Raisonné, Tome 2. Montreal: Hibou Editeurs, 2004
2002
Viau, René. Jean-Paul Riopelle, la traversée du paysage. Canada: Leméac, 2002
1997
Bernier, Robert. Jean-Paul Riopelle, Les visions d'Amérique, 1997
1981
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Peinture 1946-1977. Edité par Michel Martin. Paris/ Grenoble: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1981
Robert,Guy. Chasseur d’images, Editions France-Amérique, Montreal, 1981
1972
Schneider, Pierre. Riopelle, Signes Mêlés. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1972
1970
Robert, Guy. Riopelle ou la poetique du geste. Montreal: Les Editions de l’Homme,1970
1962
Jean-Paul Riopelle: Paintings and Sculpture. Edité par Charles F. Comfort. Venice, Italy: XXXI International Biennial of Art, 1962
Jean-Paul Riopelle: Painting and Sculpture/ Peinture et Sculpture. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1962
1956
Riopelle, Yseult. Jean Paul Riopelle: Catalogue Raisonné 1939-1953. Tome 1. Montreal: Hibou Editeurs, 1999