Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893. He is incredibly influential to the art world and best known for his contributions to Surrealist art in many different mediums. He had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1951 and in 1959, as well as won a prize at the Venice Biennale in 1954 and was commissioned for two large ceramic murals at the UNESCO buildings in Paris in 1968. His work is part of public and private collections worldwide. He passed away in 1983 from heart disease.
Excerpted from "Joan Miro: His Graphic Work", published by Harry N. Adams in 1958.