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

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

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Abstract Composition, 1956

Technique: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 13x16 in.

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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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