April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983
Born in Barcelona, Spain

Catalan painter, sculptor and ceramicist. He was influenced by Fauvism and Cubism when he lived in Paris early in his career. More importantly his exposure to the ideas of André Breton and his Surrealist circle led to his distinctive style which consists of carefully juxtaposing elements issued purely from his imagination such as colorful biomorphic forms and geometric shapes with simple recognizable objects like the moon or a dog. Considered one the most significant influence on late 20th-century art, major museums around the world have held retrospectives of his work.

Graphisme-Poeme, 1952
Mixed media on paper
27 ½ x 39 inches (69.8 x 99.1 cm)