Joan Miro (1893-1983)

Spanish painter, ceramist, and sculptor who was a member of the Surrealist movement.

Miro first moved to Paris in 1919, where he sought out his countryman Picasso and formed an enduring relationship with him. He also was introduced to the Dadaist and Surrealist poets in the early 1920s.

Although his early work shows influences of Fauvism and Cubism, an increasing obsession with detail led to the fantastic paintings for which he is probably best known (see "The Head of a Catalan Peasant", below).

In 1925, Ernest Hemingway contracted to buy Miro's The Farm (click below). It now hangs in the U. S. National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C.

To view some samples of Miro's work, click below.

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