© Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2020)


Lances, 1958, oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm
“To draw outdoors, I had built a makeshift workshop under a tent, in the backyard of our home, where I hung a light bulb. Then the rain started pouring. When I touched the light bulb, I was instantly electrified; a formidable jolt of art, come to think of it!”
Jean Paul Riopelle, First artistic memories, 1931

News release:

VISUAL ARTS: CREATION OF THE JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE FOUNDATION A celebration of the visionary artist Riopelle - an icon of freedom and creativity - as we approach the centenary of his birth in 2023

Montréal, October 3, 2019 – Michael Audain, O.C., O.B.C., Chairman of the Board of Directors, announces the creation of the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation as a tribute to one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Born in Montréal in 1923, Jean Paul Riopelle cherished the dream of seeing his artwork inspire future generations of artists to explore, innovate and surpass their creative potential.

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