he was born in canada in 1923 and died in 2002 in Canada. Jean-Paul Riopelle was born in Montreal, Canada in 1923. He was the only son of an architect and began painting when only eight years old. He later studied engineering at Montreal Polytechnique but switched to the serious study of art in the early 1940s. He moved to Paris in the 1940s where he became close friends with Albert Giacometti, Joan Miro and Samuel Beckett. Riopelle served as a fighter pilot near the end of World War II. Then returned tp his art.

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