Born in 1893, Joan Miro was a famous, Spanish Catalan artist. The son of a watchmaker and a goldsmith, he was exposed to the arts at a young age. Some of his artwork stems back to 1901, when he was only 8 years old.
Following a serious battle with Typhoid in 1911, he focused his life on art, abandoning his work as a clerk and education at business school. He was influenced by the Fauves and Cubists early on, fully developing own unique approach to artmaking in in 1924.
Miro experimented often in various art forms – he is known for his ability to showcase his distinct style regardless of the medium he’s working in. He was a major contributor to the surrealism movement.
The artist died at age 90 on December 25, 1983 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, a museum dedicated to the artist and his legacy.
Education: School of Industrial and Fine Arts (the Llotja) in Barcelona.
Joan Miró and Japan, BUNKAMURA MUSEUM SHIBUYA-KU | TOKYO | JAPAN
Joan Miró: Signos e Figurações, SERRALVES MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART PORTO | PORTUGAL
Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination, DENVER ART MUSEUM SUN VALLEY | DENVER | COLORADO | USA
Joan Miró: Women, Birds, Stars, SAKIP SABANCI MUSEUM EMIRGAN | ISTANBUL | TURKEY
Midnight Party – Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Modern Print Masters Stock – The Watermill, Aberfeldy, Perthshire (Scotland)
Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers – Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
Société Anonyme: Modernism for America – Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Joan Miro – Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC
Galerie Boisserée Joan Miró – Graphische Werke, Mischtechniken und bibliophile Bücher aus fünf Jahrzehnten – Galerie Boisserée, Cologne Send message
Joan Mirò – Galleria Bellinzona, Milan
Miró – Tate Modern, London (England)
Joan Miró – EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo
Miró: The Dutch Interiors – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
Joan Miró – Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Münster
Joan Miro – Il Colore Dei Sogni – Galleria Guastalla Centro Arte, Livorno
The Hands of Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Le Corps et son double, Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris, France
Tapestries, Bass Muesum of Art, Miami, FL
Picasso to Plensa: A Century of Art in Spain, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
VIDEO ROSSO, Galleria Edieuropa, Rome, Italy
Collagen, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Passioni D’Art, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland
Kunst aus Spanien, Galerie Ruf, Munich, Germany
Master – Prints, Fischer Kunsthandel & Edition, Berlin, Germany
Joan Miró: A Ninetieth-Birthday Tribute, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Joan Miró: anys 20. Mutació de la realitat, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Retrospective exhibition at the Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain
Official opening of the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Miró otro, College of Architects, Barcelona, Spain
Ceramic mural installation, produced in collaboration with Josep Llorens Artigas, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Retrospective exhibition at the National Museum of Art, Tokyo and in Kyoto, Japan
Retrospective at the Tate Gallery in London, UK and at Kunsthaus de Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Retrospective exhibition at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Retrospective of the graphic works at the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum of Krefeld. Exhibition presented in Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Hanovre and Hamburg, Germany
Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
First solo exhibition at the Galerie Maeght, Paris, France
First large retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
First one-man show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY
First one-man show in the United States, at the Valentine Gallery, New York, NY
First solo exhibition at the Galerie Pierre, Paris, France
First solo exhibition at the Galerie La Licorne, Paris, France