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Miro, Joan

Born: 1893 AD
Died: 1983 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Artists, Painters


1893 - Born in Barcelona, Spain on the 20th of April.


1915-1919 - He worked in Barcelona, at Montroig, and on Majorca, painting landscapes, portraits, and nudes in which his interest centred on the rhythmic interplay of volumes and areas of colour.


1919 - He lived alternately in Spain and Paris.


1925-1928 - He painted “dream pictures” and “imaginary landscapes” in which the linear configurations and patches of colour look almost as though they were set down randomly.


1930 - He artistic horizons were expanding. He designed decor for ballets.


1934 - He designed tapestries, and that led to an interest in the monumental and in murals.


1930 - He was living in Paris. In their demonic expressiveness, his pictures of this period mirrored the fears and horrors of those years.


1937 - He painted for the pavilion of the Spanish Republic a mural, “The Reaper,” containing a strong element of social criticism.


1948 - He once more divided his time between Spain and Paris.


1950 - He painted a wall for Harvard University.


1958 - Received the Great International Prize of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.


1962 - Paris honoured him with the first major exhibition of his collected works in the National Museum of Modern Art.


1980 - His receipt of Spain's Gold Medal of Fine Arts, a plaza in Madrid was named in Miró's honour.


1983 - Died in Palma, Majorca, Spain on the 25th of December.


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