Joan Miro - Artist Biography
Like many fledgling artists, Joan Miro had a difficult time permanently settling into his natural calling. As a young man, his parents pushed him into taking business classes alongside his art classes. He even worked as an accountant for two years. When this position caused him to have a nervous breakdown, his parents relented and allowed him to pursue a career in art.
Miro and the Surrealists
Like fellow future Surrealist Salvador Dali, Miro experimented early on in his career with Fauvism and Cubism. And like Dali and many other artists of the time, he quickly migrated to Paris--the contemporary European art mecca. Although he met Picasso in Paris, he would eventually gravitate towards the Surrealist group, led by Andre Breton.
Miro participated in the Surrealist exper(more)...