Joan Miró (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. He was born in Barcelona and was Catalan. He died of heart disease in Palma, Majorca. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundacio Joan Miró, was opened in Barcelona in 1975.
Joan Miro started painting when he was fourteen he attended an art school. He then started to develop his own style to draw scenes of trees and landscapes. In around the 1930s Joan started to make rapid changes to his style of painting. Influenced by Pablo Picasso, Miro developed more surrealist works.
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- Charlotte Higgins, chief arts writer (April 11, 2011). "Guardian, April, 2011, ''Joan Miró Retrospective Reunites Triptychs". Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/apr/11/joan-miro-retrospective-reunites-triptychs. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
- NY Magazine, Sept. 11, 1972, Vol. 5, #37. Books.google.com. 1972-09-11. http://books.google.com/books?id=LcUDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=miro+and+lyrical+abstraction&source=bl&ots=zquve-Hqge&sig=naNnpBMl_Z68F82jhCklF5U9jJ4&hl=en&ei=b9UFTqHVDIf50gGR1bDHCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CEkQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=miro%20and%20lyrical%20abstraction&f=false. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
- "Artist Profile of Joan Miro". http://www.ndoylefineart.com/miro.html. Retrieved 2011-06-14.