Historic Art | Jean Paul Riopelle R.C.A.

Abstract composition 1955 wc 13
Abstract composition 1956 oil 13x16 web

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Abstract Composition, 1955

Technique: watercolour

Dimensions: 13.25x9.5 in.

Catalogue Raisonée no. 1955.025P.1955
Riopelle: The Glory of Abstraction, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, May 15, 2010 - August 2, 2010
Yseult Riopelle, Catalogue Raisonée de Jean Paul Riopelle, Vol. II, 1954-1959, catalogue no. 1955.025P.1955, p. 361

About the Artist

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. MASTERS GALLERY EXHIBITIONS Riopelle: An exhibition of work from private Calgary collections
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