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Joan Miró

Joan Miró

(1893-1983) A Spanish painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramicist, Miró is one of the great names of surrealism, though his work manages to eschew academicism or adhering to any specific artistic style. An artist deeply rooted in his homeland, but with great international influence, and who has held exhibitions in New York and Paris. After he moved to the French capital, his work became increasingly imaginative and dreamlike, as he abandoned the more conventional methods of painting. His interest in everyday objects and the natural environment became the background for some of his technical and formal investigations. This way, he created a unique, personal language, and became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.