Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Joan Miró

Joan Miró, 1965

Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miró was born on this day, April 20, in 1893. Karsh wrote of their sitting, in 1965:

Although he painted his inner fantasies with the brightest colors, the great Surrealist arrived at Galerie Maeght self-effacing and subdued, dressed like a banker on holiday. Only when I suggested to him that he don his work clothes did his childlike whimsy assert itself and his humor peek through.