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Introduction
Jean-Paul Riopelle, (October 7, 1923 – March 12, 2002) was a painter and sculptor from Quebec, Canada. He had one of the longest and most important international careers of the sixteen signatories of the Refus Global, the 1948 manifesto that announced the Quebecois artistic community's refusal of clericalism and provincialism. He is best known for his abstract painting style, in particular his "mosaic" works of the 1950s when he famously abandoned the paintbrush, using only a palette knife to apply paint to canvas, giving his works a distinctive sculptural quality. He became the first Canadian painter (since James Wilson Morrice) to attain widespread international recognition.
Wikidata
Q708544
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Introduction
Comment on works: clay sculptor; painter
Nationalities
Canadian, French-Canadian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Lithographer, Installation Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jean Paul Riopelle, J.P. Riopelle, j.p. riopelle
Ulan
500017908
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