Joan Miró
Born on 04/20/1893
Died on 12/25/1983
  Joan Miró, born on April 20th 1893, started with cubism and was then lastingly influenced by the Bauhaus-master Paul Klee which led to the creation of a cosmos filled with dream-like beings from beyond. That way he created a light-footed collection of droll and burlesque creatures and figures that, along with the works of Salvador Dali and René Magritte, are among the best-known and outstanding examples of surrealism. In 1919, he paid his first visit to Paris, where he became a friend of Pablo Picasso. His first Parisian one-man-exhibition in 1921 was a disaster. As of 1923, he encounters the Surrealists centred around André Breton for the first time.

In 1934 he commenced his "wild" period with pastel colours on velour-paper and took part in international surrealist-exhibitions in New York and Paris in 1935 and 1938. In 1944, he created his first ceramic works and from 1947 onwards, he is already represented as an internationally acclaimed artist in Europe and the United States. In 1956, he moved back for good to Barcelona, where, as of 1960, he developed a generous-abstract style, the "Peinture Nouvelle". Wall-ceramics and sculptures became his second major field of work. In 1970, a huge ceramic work of his was installed at Barcelona airport, followed by multicoloured monumental sculptures for the Esplanade de la Défense, Paris in 1978. Miró died on December 25, 1983 at the age of 90 on Palma de Mallorca.

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