Joan Miró


(1893–1983) • Joan pronounced “zhoe ︵ ahn” • Spanish painter, etcher, sculptor, ceramicist • Son of watchmaker • After attending business school, started work at age 17 as accountant in grocery shop. • Always very interested in art (began private lessons age 8) • Dissatisfied with work, got very ill • 1912, decided to dedicate himself completely to painting

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