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About This Art

Most of the lithographs in this collection are selected from pieces on display at Gallery Maeght, Joan Miro’s personal publisher, and the rest are  from Pierre Matisse Gallery of New York.

Joan Miro's early success came in the 30s, when was honored with  exhibitions in Europe as well as in the USA. His first large exhibition was held in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, in 1939. Switzerland also showed an early interest in Miró, with representative exhibits at the Kunsthaus, Zürich, in 1933.  André Breton wrote that Miró was probably the most surrealistc artist of all.

Works by Miró are held in the most important international art collections, The Louvre has two paintings by Miró from Picasso's personal collection. Other famous works by him include:

  • a mural for Harvard University (1950)
  • Two vast ceramic wall decorations, 'Wall of the Sun' and 'Wall of the Moon' for the UNESCO Building (1958)

The Miró Foundation was established in Barcelona, in 1971 and a museum was later inaugurated in 1976.

SELECTED MUSEUMS

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid
  • Tate Gallery, London

Joan Miro

miroThe legendary Spanish artist Joan Miró was born on April 20, 1893 in Montroig, near Barcelona. He died on Dec. 25, 1983 at his country home 'Son Abrines' not far from Palma de Mallorca, in the Baleares Islands.  While Miró began his studies at a business school, he soon turned to art, studying at the Art Academy of Barcelona, at the Gali Academy (1912-15) and finally at the Free Drawing Academy of Sant Lluch, Barcelona.  Miró moved to Paris in 1921. Towards the end of 1923, his work underwent a breakthrough period and his own symbolic-abstract language appeared. Miró is considered to be one of the most important artists of his time. The poetic vision, dramatism and cheerfulness of his works also show an increasingly fascinated with the earliest primitive art of the cave paintings.

No. 0214 Joan Miro

 

No. 0274 Joan Miro

 

No. 0278 Joan Miro

 

No. 0290 Joan Miro

 

No. 0298 Joan Miro

 

No. 0312 Joan Miro

 

No. 0320 Joan Miro

 

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No. 0337 Joan Miro

 

No. 0340 Joan Miro

 

No. 0345 Joan Miro

 

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No. 0380 Joan Miro

 

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No. 0387 Joan Miro

 

No. 0425 Joan Miro

 

No. 0390 Joan Miro

 

No. 0393 Joan Miro

 

No. 0428 Joan Miro

 

No. 0398 Joan Miro

 

No. 0406 Joan Miro

 

No. 0436 Joan Miro

 

No. 0409 Joan Miro

 

No. 0414 Joan Miro

 

No. 0439 Joan Miro

 

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