1933 During a visit to Paris, when he stayed with Calder, Miró tried his hand at engraving with Louis Marcoussis, producing his first dry point engraving.
1936 Miró reverted to the making of ‘object’, a move which called for a new connection with the Surrealist group. He took part in the group’s main exhibitions that year: The Surrealist Exhibition of Objects, at the Galerie Charles Ratton in Paris, and the International Exhibition of Surrealism, at the New Burlington Galleries in London, before participating in the exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism, at MoMA, organized by Alfred Barr.
1941 In the autumn of 1941, his work was shown for the first time in New York in a retrospective organized at the Museum of Modern Art by James Johnson Sweeney. This show had considerable repercussions on the painters grouped under the umbrella of “American Abstract Expressionism”.
1942 Miró’s influence in United States was strengthened with the exhibition of his works in the Peggy Guggenheim collection. This exhibition opened in the eponymous gallery, in October 1942, along with solo shows held for him by his New York dealer, Pierre Matisse almost every year.
1947 He was one of the leading lights in the International Exhibition of Surrealism organized by Breton and Duchamp for the Galerie Maeght.
1948 He contracted with Aimé Maeght, with whom he celebrated his first solo show in 1948.
1959 In Paris, Aimé Maeght opened a printing press at Levallois. It was here that Miró would pursue his work as an engraver, with Robert Dutrou.
1962 There now followed a period of international renown for Miró, with his first retrospectives in Europe and Japan.
1967 He was awarded the Carnegie International Prize for Painting.
1974 Summer that year saw a Miró retrospective at the Maeght Foundation, which then went on to be exhibited at the Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu in Barcelona. This was Miró’s first such exhibition in Spain.
1981 In 1981, Miró, who had scarcely been able to work in his studio since 1979, laid the foundations for his foundation in Palma de Mallorca, to preserve his studios there and create a living art centre. This building would be called the Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miró.
1983 Joan Miró. Miró died in Palma de Majorca on 25 December 1