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Joan Miró

(1893-1983)

Joan Miró Portrait

Biography

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Joan Miró Ferra was born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, into the family of a goldsmith and watchmaker. Miró started drawing classes at the age of seven, but later yielding to his parents’ insistence to receive a decent profession took business classes and became a book-keeper. Simultaneously, in 1907-10 Joan Miró studied art in the academy La Escuela de la Lonja in Barcelona in the class of the landscapist Modesto Urgell Inglada and professor of decorative and applied arts José Pasco Merisa. In 1912-15, he studied in the private academy of Francese D’A. Galí Fabra. In 1918, together with some like-minded friends Miró founded “Agrupació Courbet”, a group of young artists who opposed themselves to conservative traditions in Catalan art. In his works of 1913-17 the most important are the influences of Cézanne and the Fauvists: objects are close to each other and shine with bright and broken colors; striped patterns make up a kind of decorative ornament... Read Joan Miró's Full Biography

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Joan Miró. The Farmer. The Farmer. c. 1912-14. Oil on canvas. 65 x 50 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Still Life with Rose. Still Life with Rose. 1916. Oil on cardboard. 77 x 74 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Prades, the Village. Prades, the Village. 1917. Oil on canvas. 65 x 72.5 cm. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Ciurana, the Path. Ciurana, the Path. 1917. Oil on canvas. 60 x 73 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. North-South. North-South. 1917. Oil on canvas. 62 x 70 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Portrait of E.C. Ricart. Portrait of E.C. Ricart. 1917. Oil and color print on canvas. 81 x 65 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Portrait of V. Nubiola. Portrait of V. Nubiola. 1917. Oil on canvas. 104 x 113 cm. Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1917. Oil on canvas. 61 x 50. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Portrait of Hiberto Casany.
 (The Chauffeur). Portrait of Hiberto Casany. (The Chauffeur). 1918. Oil on canvas. 70 x 62 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. The Vegetable Garden with
 Donkey. The Vegetable Garden with Donkey. 1918. Oil on canvas. 64 x 70 cm. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. The Waggon Tracks. The Waggon Tracks. 1918. Oil on canvas. 75 x 75 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1919. Oil on canvas. 75 x 60 cm. Musée Picasso, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Nude with Mirror. Nude with Mirror. 1919. Oil on canvas. 112 x 102 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. The Table (Still Life with
 Rabbit). The Table (Still Life with Rabbit). 1920. Oil on canvas. 130 x 110 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Joan Miró. Standing Nude. Standing Nude. 1921. Oil on canvas. 130 x 96 cm. Perls Galleries. New York, NY, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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