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Jean-Paul Riopelle

1923 - 2002

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Jean-Paul Riopelle, (October 7, 1923 – March 12, 2002) was a Canadian painter and sculptor from Quebec. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Paul Riopelle has received more than 252,354 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean-Paul Riopelle is the 1,348th most popular painter, the 250th most popular biography from Canada and the 5th most popular Canadian Painter.

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Among painters, Jean-Paul Riopelle ranks 1,348 out of 1,421Before him are Jan Fabre, Ștefan Luchian, Nikifor, Grigoriy Myasoyedov, Václav Brožík, and María Blanchard. After him are Kikuchi Yōsai, Aleksandra Beļcova, Pavel Chistyakov, Emmanuel Lubezki, Willi Baumeister, and Elizabeth Jane Gardner.

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Among people born in 1923, Jean-Paul Riopelle ranks 225Before him are Alice von Hildebrand, Nirmala Srivastava, Rentarō Mikuni, Ioannis Grivas, Gordon R. Dickson, and Octavio Lepage. After him are Isao Kimura, V. C. Andrews, Charlie Mariano, Juan Burgueño, Geoff Duke, and Galyani Vadhana. Among people deceased in 2002, Jean-Paul Riopelle ranks 169Before him are Ernst Stojaspal, John Agar, Francisco Coloane, Harold Russell, Marcel Kint, and Said Belqola. After him are Rudolf Augstein, Antony C. Sutton, Robert Urich, Alan Lomax, Tinus Osendarp, and André Clot.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Jean-Paul Riopelle ranks 250 out of 1,350Before him are Gordon R. Dickson (1923), Patrick J. Adams (1981), Anne Hébert (1916), Harry Saltzman (1915), Natasha Henstridge (1974), and Harold Russell (1914). After him are Elias Koteas (1961), Lance Kinsey (1954), John Diefenbaker (1895), Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879), Stephen McHattie (1946), and Viola Desmond (1914).

Among PAINTERS In Canada

Among painters born in Canada, Jean-Paul Riopelle ranks 5Before him are Maud Lewis (1903), Emily Carr (1871), Jeff Wall (1946), and Agnes Martin (1912). After him are Philip Guston (1913), John McCrae (1872), Tom Thomson (1877), Rob Gonsalves (1959), and Maurice Prendergast (1858).