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Joan Miró i Ferrà

Joan Miró i Ferrà
1893 – 1983

Miro was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona.

There’s a museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, and was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975.

Miró constantly experimented and was forever flirting with non-objectivity. His signature pictorial signs, biomorphic forms, geometric shapes, and abstracted objects helped inform his original canvases, ceramics and engravings to large bronze installations.


Miró’s work has been interpreted as Surrealism, sometimes veering into Expressionism. His childlike creations were difficult to classify but were notable for his interest in the unconscious or the subconscious mind.

He initially went to business school as well as art school. When he was a teenager, he started work as a clerk, he then abandoned the business world for art.

His early art was influenced by the Fauves and Cubists, he was inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne.

In 1924, Miró joined the Surrealists. His already symbolic and poetic work, fitted well within the context of dream-like automatism championed by the group.