Joan Miró


Birthday April 20, 1893

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Barcelona, Spain

DEATH DATE Dec 25, 1983 (90)

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Catalan Spanish painter, sculptor, ceramicist, and muralist best known for "The Tilled Field," "The Farm," and other surrealist works. His work paved the way for American abstract expressionist artists like Rothko and Pollock.

Before Fame

He was educated at the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc. His first solo exhibition at the Dalmau Gallery in 1918 made him the object of much ridicule.


His painting, 'The Farm,' was purchased by author Ernest Hemingway.

Family Life

He was born into a family of goldsmiths and cabinet-makers. He married Pilar Juncosa 1929; their daughter, Dolores, was born two years later.

Associated With

He and Salvador Dali were both surrealist artists.