who is joan miro
1971, the Fundació was founded by him, the Miró Foundation, in Barcelona. This is still the most important Miró Museum.
Joan Miró was born on 20.4.1893 in Barcelona. The Catalonian artist was one of the most important representatives of surrealism.
His appearance resembled rather than a rich bourgeois than an unconventional artist. But only with his international success, which brought him his exhibitions in the United States, he could exercise sufficient pressure on his galleries for a reasonable portion of the sale proceeds of the works.
In 1912, MirГі enrolled in an art academy in Barcelona where he learned about modern art movements and contemporary Catalan poets. Poetry was to have a lifelong influence on him, as he said later, “I make no distinction between painting and poetry,” seeing his work as implicitly metaphoric, evoking resemblance to objective reality, while remaining outside of it. As part of his studies, his teacher Francisco GalГ had the young artist draw by touch, sometimes while blindfolded, to encourage a spatial understanding of objects while relying upon intuition. MirГі also associated with the Cercle ArtГstic de Sant Lluc, an artistic group that included renowned architect Antoni GaudГ among its members. Between 1912 and 1920, MirГі painted still-lifes, portraits, nudes, and landscapes, in a style, dubbed Catalan Fauvism by some scholars. Influenced by Vincent van Gogh, Paul CГ©zanne, and the bold, bright colors of the French Fauve painters, he also drew upon his Catalan roots, calling himself “an international Catalan.”
Spanish Painter and Printmaker
Various events and exhibitions are held to celebrate Miró’s 90th birthday, including Joan Miró: A Ninetieth-Birthday Tribute at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Joan Miró: 1920s. Mutation of Reality at the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona. Unveiling of a monumental sculpture in the courtyard of Barcelona City Hall. Joan Miró dies in Palma de Mallorca on 25 December. He is buried on 29 December in Montjuïc cemetery, Barcelona.
He signs a contract with Pierre Matisse, who represents him in the United States.
In 1976, the Joan Miro Foundation Center of Contemporary Arts was opened in the city of Barcelona, which was his home city, and where he would often return for his inspirations. In 1979, four years after this opened, he was also named the Doctor Honoris Causa, by the University of Barcelona, for the work he had done, as well as his influence on art.
The Tilled Field (1923 – 1924) marked the turning point in Miro’s art toward a personal style. In the midst of a landscape with animals and delicately drawn objects are a large ear and eye; thus the person of the painter comes into the picture. The change in his art was furthered by his encounter with the works of Paul Klee (1879-1940), Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), and Jean Arp (1887-1966).
In 1974, Miró created a tapestry for the World Trade Center in New York City together with the Catalan artist Josep Royo. He had initially refused to do a tapestry, then he learned the craft from Royo and the two artists produced several works together. His World Trade Center Tapestry was displayed at the building  and was one of the most expensive works of art lost during the September 11 attacks.  
In 1959, André Breton asked Miró to represent Spain in The Homage to Surrealism exhibition alongside Enrique Tábara, Salvador Dalí, and Eugenio Granell. Miró created a series of sculptures and ceramics for the garden of the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, which was completed in 1964.