Josep Miret Aleu (Barcelona, 1912 - Palma 1999)
Miret was born in Barcelona in 1912. In the beginning he received notions from Joan Baixas and had great influences from Joaquim Mir, but it was not until 1940 that he began his professional life, exhibiting individually in Barcelona. From there, his work reached other places in Spain, such as the Basque Country, or other European countries such as France or Germany, and even reached the American continent. From 1945 he moved to Mallorca permanently, where he developed a large work mainly focused on the coast of the island. In his life in Mallorca he exhibited in the most important spaces like Circulo de Bellas Artes. As an integral artist, the materials used went through drawing, watercolor, oil or ceramics. His initial painting has a great chromatism, but as he progresses, the tone of his work is more idyllic and distant. Throughout his career he was awarded numerous times, among them he received the first prize from the Balearic Museum, as well as medals from the Autumn Salon of Palma. Finally, he died in Palma in 1999, leaving in his wake almost sixty years of splendid works of the Mallorcan coast.
Sources: https://www.ultimahora.es/noticias/cultura/1999/02/07/974383/fallece-josep-miret-famoso-por-paisajes-del-norte-mallorca.html // http: // artbogarra .com / authors / jose-miret / // http://www.galeriagabrielvanrell.com/artistas/104/