1974 Original French Exhibition Poster, Riopelle at Galerie Maeght
Size: 21.5 x 27.5 inches
Notes: Small Poster, unlined
Artist: Jean-Paul Riopelle (after)
About the Poster: This vintage exhibition poster features the art of Jean-Paul Riopelle, a Montreal-born artist who became the first Canadian painter (since James Wilson Morrice) to attain widespread international recognition. This particular original print was created for a retrospective celebrating his work, held at the Fondation Maeght (Saint Paul-de-Vence, France) in 1974.
About the Artist: According to Wikipedia, "He studied under Paul-Emile Borduas in the 1940s and was a member of Les Automatistes movement. Breaking with traditional conventions in 1945 after reading André Breton's Le Surréalisme et la Peinture, he began experimenting with non-objective (or non-representational) painting. [...] Riopelle's style in the 1940s changed quickly from Surrealism to Lyrical Abstraction (related to abstract expressionism), in which he used myriad tumultuous cubes and triangles of multicolored elements, facetted with a palette knife, spatula, or trowel, on often large canvases to create powerful atmospheres."