1893 – 1983
Joan Miró’s surrealist works, their subject-matter drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy, are some of the most original of the 20th century. Miró is universally considered one of the great modern masters. His dreamlike visions often have a whimsical or humorous quality, containing images of playfully distorted animal forms, twisted organic shapes and odd geometric constructions with . The forms of Miró’s paintings are organized against flat neutral backgrounds and are painted in a limited range of bright colors, especially blue, red, yellow, green, and black. Miró was both a prolific painter and printmaker whose works are found in major museums throughout the world and are highly sought after by collectors.