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Joaquim Mir

  • Artist / Creator - Generic image
  

Speciality

Painting

 

 

Date of birth

Jan 6, 1873

Date of death

Apr 27, 1940
  


" Painter. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of Spanish impressionist landscape art."

Born in Barcelona in 1873, he studied at the Llotja School and was a disciple of Lluís Graner. He formed the Colla del Safrà group in 1893 with Isidre Nonell, Ramon Pichot, Julio Vallmitjana and Adriá Gual. Towards the end of the 19th century he was close to the artistic environment of Els Quatre Gats. In 1901 he travelled to Majorca with Ruisiñol and stayed at La Calobra, where he painted some of his finest works. Of particular note are the murals he painted for his uncle and sponsor Avelino Trinxet Casas. In 1903 he moved to Reus for health reasons and painted the landscapes of L'Aleixar and Maspujols starting in 1906. He also drew scenes of Barcelona for the magazines 'L'Esquella de la Torratxa' and 'Hispania'. He died in Barcelona in 1940.

Awards

National Fine Arts Medal (1917)
Honorary Medal for his life's work at the National Fine Arts Exhibition (1930)

Essential works

  • El negro que tenía el alma blanca. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    El negro que tenía el alma blanca (photography)

    Singer Concha Piquer began her film career with this silent film, based on a best selling novel of the period.  
     

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  • Pueblo escalonado. Barcelona © National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

    Pueblo escalonado

    Deemed to be one of the best landscape works in Catalan modernist painting, it displays the best qualities of an artistic personality as unmistakeable as that of Joaquim Mir.

    National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) (Barcelona)

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Other highlighted works

  • Murals from Casa Trinxet (Barcelona)
  • La catedral dels pobres
  • L'hort del rector
  • Spring
  • The slopes of Montjuic
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