Joan Miró is famous for his paintings, sculptures, and work as a ceramicist. He was born in 1893 in Barcelona, a city bearing a distinct artistic style he incorporated in many of his pieces. Early on, he was exposed to the arts through the trades of his parents, goldsmithing and watchmaking, and after a near death experience with typhoid, he devoted his life to painting.
Fernand Mourlot observed him as someone quiet, calm and introspective. Miró would often retire to the farm his family left him in Montroig, Spain. While he was not initially drawn to the lithographic process, after some time, experience, and with Georges Braques encouragement, he discovered the huge amount of resources the method offers, as well as the variety and quality of the results, and began spending most of his time in Paris, France working on original lithographs at Atelier Mourlot with his good friend and master printer, Célestin.
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