Joan Miró (1893-1983) was Born in Barcelona, Spain. He became an acclaimed painter, printmaker principally regarded as a leading adherent of Surrealism, which explores themes of the human psyche and manifests a childlike, unguarded approach to mark making. He is also known for his exuberant choice of colors, perhaps a reflection of his early influence of Fauvism.
It is widely acknowledged that Miro had a great deal of influence on the development of late 20th century art especially that of the Abstract Expressionists.
His work is held in most major museums worldwide and he received, among others, the following recognitions: the Venice Biennale print making prize in 1954; the Guggenheim International Award in 1958 and in 1976 the Joan Miró Foundation Centre of Contemporary Art Study was officially opened in the city of Barcelona.