Born into the families of a goldsmith and a watch-maker, he grew up in the Barri Gtic neighborhood of Barcelona. His father was Miquel Mir Adzerias and his mother was Dolors Ferr. He began drawing classes at the age of seven at a private school at Carrer del Regomir. In 1907 he enrolled at the fine art academy at La Llotja, to the dismay of his father. He studied at the Cercle Artstic de Sant Lluc and he had his first solo show in 1918 at the Dalmau Gallery, where his work was ridiculed and defaced. Inspired by Cubist and surrealist exhibitions from abroad, Mir was drawn towards the arts community that was gathering in Montparnasse and in 1920 moved to Paris, but continued to spend his summers in Catalonia. He became one of the most important artist/printmakers of the 20th century.
Image size: 31 3/4 x 38 1/2 in.
Edition: One of few signed proofs
Catalog ref: N/A
Signature: Signed in pencil