Salvador Dalí

Spanish Artist

Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, Spain in 1904.
The artistic career of this remarkable surrealistic artist began in the Bellas Artes School in Madrid, thanks to his mother’s support.

During his residency he became close friends with Luis Buñuel, Federico García Lorca, Pedro Garifas, among others; who soon became important artistic personalities and whom he collaborated with later in his life.

In 1925 he took part in the First Exposition of La Sociedad de Artistas Ibéricos in Madrid and in Galerías Dalmau in Barcelona with his very first solo exposition.
During the 30s, Dali immersed himself completely into Surrealism as a painter; the first steps towards becoming one of the most important expositors in this artistic trend.

Among his work and collaborations with other artists and friends, he made movies, jewelry, staging décor, installations, books, furniture, sculpture, and painting mainly.
He dies in his hometown Figueres in 1989. “Salvador Dalí, 1904-1989” was made in his honor and memory, which was displayed in Staatsgallerie in Stuttgart, and was then moved to Kunsthaus in Zurich.