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Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a Spanish painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Miró initially went to business school as well as art school. He began his working career when he was a teenager as a clerk, although he abandoned the business world completely for art after suffering a nervous breakdown. His early art, like that of the similarly influenced Fauves and Cubists, was inspired by Van Gogh and Cezanne. Miró settled in Paris where he finished a number of paintings that showed a transition to a more individual style of painting and certain nationalistic qualities.
In 1924, Miró joined the Surrealist group and the paintings that came out of this period were eventually dubbed Miró’s dream paintings. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
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.