The descriptive catalogue of Jean Paul Riopelle in Sainte-Thérèse

The Sainte-Thérèse library is pleased to be one of the 34 public libraries in Quebec to which the descriptive catalogueof Jean Paul Riopelle (le Catalogue raisonné de Jean Paul Riopelle) has been donated, a set of six volumes that bear witness to the work of this famous Quebec artist.

“It is a real honor to welcome to the City of Sainte-Thérèse the famous collection of Riopelle, a local artist who has left his mark throughout the world with his captivating works. We invite Thérésiens and Thérésiens to come and discover it right here at the library “, said the mayor of Sainte-Thérèse, Mr. Christian Charron.


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Thanks to the contribution of Mrs. Yseult Riopelle, daughter of Jean Paul Riopelle and author of the Catalogue, and of the Hibou publishers publishing house, this collection is now available free of charge in more than 14 regions of Quebec.

“Riopelle himself had expressed the wish that a catalog raisonné be published in order to ensure the preservation and dissemination of his work. With this donation, we are making a strong gesture today so that, 20 years after his death and nearly 100 years after his birth, his work is more current and more accessible than ever for a wide audience and, more particularly, for young artists of tomorrow. », pointed out Ms. Yseult Riopelle.

“The Sainte-Thérèse library team is grateful for this prestigious donation. It is an important part of Quebec history and culture that is now within the walls of our library. Our subscribers will certainly appreciate finding Riopelle’s renowned works there” said Mrs. Lise Thériault, head of the library division at Sainte-Thérèse.

The book can be consulted on site at any time during the opening hours of the library, located at 150, boulevard du Séminaire.

Jean Paul Riopelle’s descriptive Catalog is the culmination of 35 years of research and prospecting initiated by Yseult Riopelle in 1986. It catalogs an impressive corpus of nearly 7,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, collages and more, a precious legacy left by this artist who marked the world of 20th century art.