Joan Miró's Biography
Joan Miró was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in 1893 in the city of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He was a leading figure in the Surrealist art movement and one of the most important modern artists of the 20th century. Miró's works often featured abstract forms and bright colors and focused on ideas of fantasy and poetry. He is best known for his paintings, but also created works on paper, ceramics, and sculpture. Miró's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris. He died in 1983 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.