Happy Birthday to Joan Miró, Spanish Painter and Sculptor

Joan Miró, the famous Spanish painter and sculptor was born in the enchanting city of Barcelona, Spain, on April 20, 1893. Miró is regarded as one of the greatest Surrealists. He spun bright colors and hallucinatory figures to reveal a poetic vision of the human subconscious. He influenced North American abstract expressionists artists such as Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell. Miró’s imagination flew beyond the canvas as he created sculptures, stage designs, mosaics, tapestries, and murals for public buildings. His talent was greatly appreciated in the US, and today museums in our country host more significant Miros than any other country in the world. He died on Christmas Day in 1983.