Joan Miro (April 20, 1893 -December 25, 1983) was an ethnic Catalan (of Spanish nationality) painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Joan Miro Biography
Born to the family of a goldsmith and watchmaker, the young Miro was drawn towards the arts community that was gathering in Montparnasse and in 1920 moved to Paris. There, under the influence of the poets and writers, he developed his unique style: organic forms and flattened picture planes drawn with a sharp line. Generally thought of as a Surrealist because of his interest in automatism and the use of sexual symbols (for example, ovoids with wavy lines emanating from them), Miro¡¯s style was influenced in varying degrees by Surrealism and Dada, yet he rejected membership to any artistic movement in the interwar European years. Andr¨¦ Breton, the founder of Surrealism, described him as "the most Surrealist of us all."
Joan Miro won several awards in his lifetime. In 1958 he was given the Venice Biennale print making prize, in May 1959 the Guggenheim International Award, and in 1980 he received the Gold Medal of Fine Arts from King Juan Carlos of Spain.We offer best reproduction of Joan Miro paintings.
Miro received a Doctor Honoris Causa in 1979 from the University of Barcelona. He died in Majorca in 1983.
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