Chronik

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
Received honorable mention at the São Paulo Biennial
1958
Awarded a Guggenheim International Prize
1962
Awarded the UNESCO Prize at the Venice Biennale
1969
Received the Order of Canada
1973
Received the Philippe Hébert Prize
1974
Divided his time between St. Marguerite in Quebec and Saint-Cyr-en-Arthies in France
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.
1981
Awarded the ‘Prix Paul-Émile Borduas’ in honour of his body of work
1988
Received the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris
2002
Died in Quebec, Canada

Ausstellungen

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
1981 – 1982
Rétrospective, National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France (solo)
1981
Rétrospective, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
Musee du Quebec, Canada
The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, Mexico
The Contemporary Art Museum in Caracas, Venezuela
Musée d'Art Contemporain in Montreal, Canada
1977
Grands Formats: Retrospective, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1976
Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montreal, Canada
1972
Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France
1969
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA
1967
Retrospective, Quebec Museum Quebec, Canada
1966
Regular Exhibitions, Maeght Gallery, Paris, France
1965
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA
1963
Retrospective, National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Canada
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
1962
Retrospective, Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy
1957
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1956
Gimpel Gallery, London, England
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA
1955
Sao Paulo Bienniale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1954
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy
1953
Younger European Painters, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
1949
Galerie La Dragonne in Paris, France (solo)
Galerie Nina Dausset in Paris, France (solo)
1947
International surrealist exhibition, Galerie Maeght, Paris, France

Literatur

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