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Joan Miró

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Joan Miró Biography

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...

Joan Miró 72 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Joan Miró Bibliography

Miró. By R. Penrose. London. 1970.

Joan Miró. Selected Writings and Interviews. Ed. By M. Rowell. London 1987

Joan Miró. By Rosa Maria Malet. Rizzoli. 1993.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Joan Miro: 1893-1983 (Basic Art) by Janis Mink. TASCHEN America Llc, 2000.

Miro (Big Art Series) by Walter Erben. TASCHEN America Llc, 1998.

The Kidnapping of the Painter Miro by Paul Hartal. Elore Publications, 1997.

Encounters With Great Painters: The Artists, Bacon, Balthus, Braque, Chagall, Dali, Delvaux, Leger, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Van Dongen by Claude Azoulay (Editor), Molly Stevens (Translator), Anthony Roberts (Translator), Roger Therond (Compiler), Roger Theron (Editor). Harry N Abrams, 2001.

Joan Miro: Selected Writings and Interviews by Joan Miro, Powell Margit (Editor), Margit Rowell, Paul Auster (Translator). DaCapo Press, 1992.

Joan Miro Foundation Guidebook by Joan Miro (Editor), Rosa Maria Malet (Editor), Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain. Skira, 1999.

Depression and the Spiritual in Modern Art: Homage to Miró by Joseph J. Schildkraut (Editor), Aurora Otero (Editor). John Wiley & Son Ltd, 1996.

Matisse, Picasso, Miro--as I Knew Them by Rosamond Bernier. Knopf, 1991.