Joan MIRÓ was born in Barcelona on April 20, 1893. After study­ing at the Esco­la de la Llot­ja and the Acad­e­mia Gali in Barcelona, Miró worked as a free­lance artist from 1915. From 1920 Miró trav­eled to Paris again and again and in 1921 relo­cat­ed entire­ly to the French cap­i­tal. There he met many well-known artists, includ­ing Picas­so, dealt with Dadaism, Fau­vism and Cubism and joined the sur­re­al­ist cir­cle of artists around André Bre­ton. In 1928 Miró pre­sent­ed his works in the Paris gallery Georges Bern­heim. This exhi­bi­tion made him known as a painter. In 1930 Miró exhib­it­ed for the first time in the USA, in the Valen­tine Gallery, New York. Sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al exhi­bi­tions of his sur­re­al­ist works fol­lowed from 1935 to 1938. When the Ger­mans invad­ed France dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, Miró with­drew to Mal­lor­ca and lived tem­porar­i­ly in Mon­troig or Barcelona. In 1947 he took part in a sur­re­al­ist exhi­bi­tion in the Maeght Gallery, which from then on rep­re­sent­ed him in Europe. In the same year he trav­eled to the USA for the first time for sev­er­al solo exhi­bi­tions, the most impor­tant of which was a ret­ro­spec­tive at the Muse­um of Mod­ern Art in New York. In 1954 his works were shown in an exhi­bi­tion in Ger­many for the first time and Miró received the Grand Prize for Graph­ics at the Venice Bien­nale. In 1956 Miró moved to Mal­lor­ca and set up a large stu­dio there. In 1971 the artist found­ed the Fun­dació Joan Miró in Barcelona. Miró’s pic­tures are char­ac­ter­ized by a strong col­or. His paint­ing style, which is char­ac­ter­ized by strong col­ors and sim­plis­tic forms, is char­ac­ter­is­tic. He devel­oped his own style from 1930. From 1940 to 1948 he cre­at­ed many sculp­tures, graph­ics, ceram­ics and wall paint­ings. His cheer­ful and bizarre works, cre­at­ed in the 1940s and 1950s, estab­lished his world fame. The painter, graph­ic artist and sculp­tor is one of the best-known rep­re­sen­ta­tives of clas­si­cal modernism.
Joan Miró died on Decem­ber 25, 1983 in Pal­ma de Mallorca.

Joan MIRÓ was born in Barcelona on April 20, 1893. After study­ing at the Esco­la de la Llot­ja and the Acad­e­mia Gali in Barcelona, Miró worked as a free­lance artist from 1915. From 1920 Miró trav­eled to Paris again and again and in 1921 relo­cat­ed entire­ly to the French cap­i­tal. There he met many well-known artists, includ­ing Picas­so, dealt with Dadaism, Fau­vism and Cubism and joined the sur­re­al­ist cir­cle of artists around André Bre­ton. In 1928 Miró pre­sent­ed his works in the Paris gallery Georges Bern­heim. This exhi­bi­tion made him known as a painter. In 1930 Miró exhib­it­ed for the first time in the USA, in the Valen­tine Gallery, New York. Sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al exhi­bi­tions of his sur­re­al­ist works fol­lowed from 1935 to 1938. When the Ger­mans invad­ed France dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, Miró with­drew to Mal­lor­ca and lived tem­porar­i­ly in Mon­troig or Barcelona. In 1947 he took part in a sur­re­al­ist exhi­bi­tion in the Maeght Gallery, which from then on rep­re­sent­ed him in Europe. In the same year he trav­eled to the USA for the first time for sev­er­al solo exhi­bi­tions, the most impor­tant of which was a ret­ro­spec­tive at the Muse­um of Mod­ern Art in New York. In 1954 his works were shown in an exhi­bi­tion in Ger­many for the first time and Miró received the Grand Prize for Graph­ics at the Venice Bien­nale. In 1956 Miró moved to Mal­lor­ca and set up a large stu­dio there. In 1971 the artist found­ed the Fun­dació Joan Miró in Barcelona. Miró’s pic­tures are char­ac­ter­ized by a strong col­or. His paint­ing style, which is char­ac­ter­ized by strong col­ors and sim­plis­tic forms, is char­ac­ter­is­tic. He devel­oped his own style from 1930. From 1940 to 1948 he cre­at­ed many sculp­tures, graph­ics, ceram­ics and wall paint­ings. His cheer­ful and bizarre works, cre­at­ed in the 1940s and 1950s, estab­lished his world fame. The painter, graph­ic artist and sculp­tor is one of the best-known rep­re­sen­ta­tives of clas­si­cal modernism.
Joan Miró died on Decem­ber 25, 1983 in Pal­ma de Mallorca.


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