Unpublished works by Jean Paul Riopelle at the Library of Montmagny

Unpublished works by Jean Paul Riopelle at the Montmagny Library


The Montmagny Library will present an exhibition of some twenty works by Jean Paul Riopelle on the occasion of his 100th birthday. 

About twenty works, some of which, 'have never been on public display, will be featured at this exhibit running from June 16th to September 17th. They come from Huguette Vachon, the spouse of his last 16 years of life and friends of Riopelle.

The exhibited works were created between 1958 and 1990. You will find oils, acrylics, works made from mixed techniques, pastels, engravings and bronze. The centerpiece of this free exhibition is seven feet high and ten feet long. 

We will also find photos of Riopelle at work, with his spouse Huguette Vachon and a work, Jean Paul”, made by the latter.  

The white goose, which fascinated the painter during the last years of his life at L'Isle-aux-Grues, is a themes that will be at the heart of this intimate exhibition.

“This exhibition is a declaration of love for Jean Paul. Something both intimate and precious since the works lent by these friends remind us of a moment shared with him. Let's celebrate Riopelle! Let us join the great chorus of tributes to make this 100th anniversary of our greatest painter, a song of echoes and love that will resonate for future generations”, indicated, in a press release, Huguette Vachon, companion of Riopelle and curator of this exhibition.

A benefit preview will be held on June 15 with Huguette Vachon.