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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.

Jean-Paul Riopelle, d’Un Jour Ensoleille
Around Color
New York July 12 - August 18, 2021
Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982
White | Black
August 13 - September 28, 2018
Ed Ruscha, Rusty Silencers, 1979
Off Canvas: Drawing
April 14 – June 11, 2015
Jean Paul Riopelle, Quinze Chevaux Citroën (Fifteen Horsepower Citroën), 1952
Grands Formats September 16 – October 22, 2009
Riopelle / Miró: Color cover
Riopelle / Miró: Color
October - December 2015
Off Canvas: Drawing cover
Off Canvas: Drawing
April - June 2015
Riopelle: Grands Formats Catalogue Cover
Riopelle: Grands Formats
(OUT OF PRINT) September - October 2009
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David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for October October 23, 2105
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8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before October 1 September 28, 2015
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Five Design-Focused Gallery Shows Open in New York City September 22, 2015

New York City galleries fill up with furniture. This time it’s not the seating, it’s the show


This fall, a crop of artist-made chairs, tables, sofas, and ceramics has found its way into the New York City gallery circuit, prompting us to reassess the once-utilitarian forms.


Best known for his colorful, surrealistic paintings, later in life Joan Miró also made sculptures that nodded to basic furniture forms. For the show “Riopelle/Miró: Color,” Acquavella Galleries showcases the relationship between Jean Paul Riopelle’s oil paintings and Miró’s painted bronze sculptures—several comprising stools—from the mid-1960s. October 1 through December 11 at Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79th Street;


Photograph of "Jean-Paul Riopelle Review"
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Review January 2010