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Avatar API

The API documentation of the Avatar React component. Learn more about the props and the CSS customization points.


import Avatar from '@material-ui/core/Avatar';
// or
import { Avatar } from '@material-ui/core';

You can learn more about the difference by reading our guide.


Name Type Default Description
alt string Used in combination with src or srcSet to provide an alt attribute for the rendered img element.
children node Used to render icon or text elements inside the Avatar. src and alt props will not be used and no img will be rendered by default.
This can be an element, or just a string.
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
component elementType 'div' The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component.
imgProps object Attributes applied to the img element if the component is used to display an image.
sizes string The sizes attribute for the img element.
src string The src attribute for the img element.
srcSet string The srcSet attribute for the img element.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Any other props supplied will be provided to the root element (native element).


  • Style sheet name: MuiAvatar.
  • Style sheet details:
Rule name Global class Description
root MuiAvatar-root Styles applied to the root element.
colorDefault MuiAvatar-colorDefault Styles applied to the root element if there are children and not src or srcSet.
img MuiAvatar-img Styles applied to the img element if either src or srcSet is defined.

You can override the style of the component thanks to one of these customization points:

If that's not sufficient, you can check the implementation of the component for more detail.