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   Salvador Dali

Salvador dali


Personal Details


Salvador Dali

Place of birth

Figueres, Catalonia, Spain

Date of Birth

May 11, 1904

Date of Death

January 23, 1989 (aged 84)




Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Writing


San Fernando School of Fine Arts, Madrid


Cubism, Dada, Surrealism


The Persistence of Memory, Crucifixion


   Dali attended drawing school. In 1916, Dali also discovered modern art painting on a summer vacation to Cadaques with the family of Ramon Pichot, a local artist who made regular trips to Paris. The next year, Dali's father organized an exhibition of his charcoal drawings in their family home. He had his first public exhibition at the Municipal Theater in Figurers in 1919.

   However, it was his paintings, in which he experimented with Cubism that earned him the most attention from his fellow students. At the time of these early works, Dali probably did not completely understand the Cubist movement. His only information on Cubist art came from magazine articles and a catalog given to him by Pichot, since there were no Cubist artists in Madrid at the time. In 1924, the still-unknown Salvador Dali illustrated a book for the first time. It was a publication of the Catalan poem "Les bruixes de Llers" ("The Witches of Llers") by his friend and schoolmate, poet Carles Fages de Climent. Dali also experimented with Dada, which influenced his work throughout his life.

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