• Philippe Raphanel


    Philippe Raphanel (Paris, b. 1956- ) is an artist who lives and works in Vancouver. Raphanel first came to notice in the mid-1980s, and was included in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s 1985 Young Romantics exhibition. He is associated with the renewal of figurative painting in the 1980s. Raphanel received a BFA in Sculpture and a Diploma in Fine Arts from L’Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art Applique, Paris, in 1978. Recent solo exhibitions include Philippe Raphanel: Islands (2017) and Philippe Raphanel: Ascending World (2015), both at the Equinox Gallery, Vancouver; group exhibitions include Paint (2008) at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and as a part of the Paul Kuhn Gallery’s showing at the 2007 South Beach Fair. Raphanel is the recipient of the 2017 Tanabe Prize for BC Painters.

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