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Joan Miro

Joan Miro's name is pronounced hoän mro

1893 - 1983

One of the Greatest Painters Of All Time

 Spanish Painter, Designer and Sculptor

Education - He spent his childhood in his fathers goldsmith studio. Attended  the Barcelona School of Fine Arts and the Academia Galí

Medium - oil on canvas, ceramics and mixed media

Mental health - Joan Miro's family pressured him into working as an accountant for nearly two years until he had a nervous breakdown.

Cause of Death -  Old age,  he was 90


Joan Miro Inspirational Art Quotations

Painting or poetry is made as one makes love - a total embrace, prudence thrown to the winds, nothing held back. --Joan Miro quote

The simplest things give me ideas. --Joan Miro

What I will no longer accept is the mediocre life of a modest little gentleman. -- Joan Miro

He was just 24 years old when he had his first show at the Dalmau Gallery in 1918

Joan Miro Career and Biography Highlights

Miro was born on April 20, 1893, in Montroig, Spain.

Miro married Pilar Juncosa in 1928, Oct.12

Miro exhibited with a group of surrealists in the Pierre Gallery, also in Paris In 1928

In 1976 the Joan Miró Foundation Centre of Contemporary Art Study was officially opened in the city of Barcelona and in 1979

 Miro received Gold Medal of Fine Arts from the King of Spain in 1980




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