Joan Miró facts for kids
|Joan Miró, photo by Carl Van Vechten, June 1935|
20 April 1893|
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Died||25 December 1983
Palma, Majorca, Spain
|Field||Painting, sculpture, mural and ceramics|
|Movement||Surrealism, Dada, Personal, Experimental|
|Awards||1954 Venice Biennale Grand Prize for Graphic Work,
1958 Guggenheim International Award,
1980 Gold Medal of Fine Arts, Spain
Joan Miró i Ferrà (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981.
Joan Miró started painting when he was fourteen he attended an art school. He then started to develop his own style to draw scenes of trees and landscapes. In around the 1930s Joan started to make rapid changes to his style of painting. Influenced by Pablo Picasso, Miro developed more surrealist works.
Today, Miró's paintings sell for between US$250,000 and US$26 million; US$17 million at a U.S. auction for the La Caresse des étoiles (1938) on 6 May 2008, at the time the highest amount paid for one of his works. In 2012.
Later life and death
In 1979 Miró received a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Barcelona. The artist, who suffered from heart failure, died in his home in Palma (Majorca) on December 25, 1983. He was later interred in the Montjuïc Cemetery in Barcelona.
Legacy and influence
In 1954 he was given the Venice Biennale print making prize, in 1958 the Guggenheim International Award. In 1981, the Palma City Council (Majorca) established the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca, housed in the four studios that Miró had donated for the purpose.
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