About the Author
Walter Erben (1908-1981) studied German at Berlin University as well as painting at the Academy of Art in Dusseldorf, where he studied under Oskar Moll and Paul Klee. Erben taught fine art in Rome and Hagen, authored many successful books on the subject, and lectured extensively during his lifetime. Hajo Duchting, a painter, writer, editor, and art historian, holds professorships in the history of modern art at the Universities of Leipzig and Munich. He has supplemented Erben's text with a chapter on Miro's later life as well as numerous interpretations of a selected number of works.