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Miro, Joan

Born: 1893 AD
Died: 1983 AD
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.