Joan Miró

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Joan Miró, photo by Carl Van Vechten, June 1935
Born (1893-04-20)20 April 1893
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died 25 December 1983(1983-12-25) (aged 90)
Palma, Majorca, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Field Painting, sculpture, mural and ceramics
Training Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Llotja, and Escuela de Arte de Francesco Galí, Circulo Artístico de Sant Lluc, 1907–1913
Movement Surrealism, Dada, Personal, Experimental
Awards 1954 Venice Biennale Grand Prize for Graphic Work,
1958 Guggenheim International Award,
1980 Gold Medal of Fine Arts, Spain
Sculpture at Fundació Joan Miró

Joan Miró (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. He was born in Barcelona. 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 Miró 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.[1]

Miró was a significant influence on late 20th-century art, in particular the American abstract expressionist artists.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Charlotte Higgins, chief arts writer (April 11, 2011). "Guardian, April, 2011, ''Joan Miró Retrospective Reunites Triptychs". Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  2. NY Magazine, Sept. 11, 1972, Vol. 5, #37. Books.google.com. 1972-09-11. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  3. "Artist Profile of Joan Miro". Nancy Doyle Fine Art. Retrieved 2011-06-14.