Miró was born as the son of a goldsmith and jewelry maker in Barcelona in Northern Spain. He studied art at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts and at the Academia Gali. His parents would rather have seen him taking a job as a serious businessman. He even took business classes in 1907 parallel to his art classes. Miró worked as an accountant for nearly two years until he had a nervous breakdown. His parents finally accepted their son's choice of a career as an artist without giving him too much support.
In the beginning of his career he dabbled in different painting styles that were fashionable at the turn of the century like Fauvism and Cubism.
Miró was a disciplined, hard working and modest man. In spite of international recognition, his financial situation was tense. He dreamed of a large studio where he could fulfill the numerous art projects and ideas that he had collected in a little notebook. After World War II his time had finally come. His first trip to the USA pushed his popularity and the market value of his art work. And the modest little man pushed the galleries to give him a fairer share of the sales.
Miró was a dedicated print maker who worked in lithographs and etchings with carborundum. Miró is among those modern artists like Picasso or Chagall whose works were published in editions targeted at a collector audience, making Miró art available for art lovers around the world.