1893, Montroig – 1983 Palma de Mallorca
Having studied painting in Barcelona, the Spanish painter, printmaker and sculptor came to Paris in 1919. While Miró’s early work shows the influence of Cubism, from 1924 onwards he developed a predominantly abstract style, characterized by symbols and figurative signs, which drew him into the circle of the Surrealists for a time. Miró’s imaginative paintings and graphic works created microcosmic worlds of fantasy and often have a humoristic, even absurd dimension. Besides paintings, Miró also produced sculptures, ceramics, prints and outsized theatre puppets.