Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016
Christopher Riopelle has been the Curator of Post-1800 Paintings at the National Gallery, London, since 1997. He also has responsibility
for the Gallery’s exhibitions of contemporary art. He previously held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, California, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has taught at the American College, Paris, New York University (Washington Square), and the University of Pennsylvania, and lectures widely. Riopelle has curated exhibitions on Rodin, Ingres, Renoir, Picasso, the landscape oil sketch, and Scandinavian and Russian painting. He is currently preparing exhibitions on photography and painting, the final works of Richard Hamilton (both autumn 2012), the oil sketches of Frederick Church (spring 2013), and the pioneering Impressionist art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel (autumn 2014).