Joan Miró (1893 – 1983)

Miró, Joan  (1893 – 1983). Composition. (1975)

Joan Miro was born in 1893 in Barcelona. At the age of seven, he goes to a private school, where he gets acquainted with drawing. At the age of 14, he entered the La Lonja School of Fine Arts, and also studied with Modest Urgel. At the same time, he enters an accounting course.
At the end, the artist became very ill, because of which he was forced to move to his parent’s farm. Starting in 1912, he entered the private art school of Francisco Gali, where he began to write his first works.
After training, he went to a six-month army service, after which in 1917 he opened the first exhibition.

The turning point comes in 1920, when the artist travels to Paris, where he meets Picasso and other masters. At the same moment, Ernest Hemingway buys his work “The Farm”.

In 1928 he went to the Netherlands, where he wrote the famous series “Dutch Interiors”. At the same time, he marries Pilar Iglesias, a native of Mallorca.
Since 1933, Miro has been hiding on his parents’ farm from the Nazis, and then in 1937 he moved to Paris. Living in a cheap hotel, he draws a poster “Help Spain” and a painting “Still life with an old shoe.” Actively acts as an anti-fascist and pacifist.
After the end of the war, he completed a fresco for Harvard University, painted walls in the Paris UNESCO, and the terrace of the Hilton Hotel. The Joan Miro Foundation was founded in Barcelona in honor of the artist.
The artist’s works are kept in his own museum, as well as in dozens of European cultural centers. An online sale of his works is open at the Rios Art Gallery.