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


1949 Salon des Surindépendants, Parigi
1949 Galleria Nina Dausset, Parigi
1951 Biennale di San Paolo
1954 Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
1954/1962 Biennale di Venezia
1962 Galerie Jacques Dubourg, Parigi
1971 Fondazione Maeght a Saint Paul de Vence, Francia
1972 Museo d’Arte Moderna, Parigi
1981 Museo Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Centro Geoges Pompidou. Parigi
1982 Museo Nazionale di belle arti , Québec
1982 Museo d’arte Contemporanea, Montréal