Miro first began to collaborate with Atelier Mourlot on a volume of his Surrealist compositions in 1948. He soon became drawn to the varied artistic opportunities of lithography, and at the encouragement of Georges Braque began to spend much of his time working on the stones of the Paris studio. Miro enjoyed the variety and quality offered by the medium and produced countless original lithographs. Fernand Mourlot observed Miro as a quiet, calm character who worked steadily on his prints- never rushing. The result was over 1000 lithographic print editions, many of which survive today, each a testament to the careful hand of this dedicated artist.