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Salvador Dali

  • Birth 11 May 1904 Girona, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain
  • Death 23 Jan 1989 Girona, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain
  • Burial Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
  • Memorial ID 1989

Surrealist artist. His full name is Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech. He was born in Figueras, a small town near the French border. In 1917 he started to visit the School of Art and in 1925 he attended the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. That same year he held his exhibition in Barcelona. He became internationally known when three of his paintings were shown in the Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh in 1928. He was good friend with movie director Luis Bunuel and in 1929 they co-wrote a screenplay for a short movie "An Andalusian Dog." He joined the Paris Surrealist Group, led by former Dadaist, Andre Breton, after passing through phases of Cubism, Futurism and Metaphysical painting. In 1928 he meet Gala when she visited him in Cadaques with her husband, poet Paul Eluard. She became his lover, muse and chief inspiration. Dali and Gala escaped from Europe during World War II, spending from 1940 to 1948 in the United States. These were very important years for the artist. In 1941 Dali had first major retrospective in New York. In 1974 Dali opened the "Teatro Museo Dali" in Figueres. This was followed by retrospectives in Paris and London. After the death of his wife, Gala, in 1982, he spent the rest of his life in seclusion until his death. In 1942 he published his autobiography "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali."

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Salvador Dali (11 May 1904–23 Jan 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1989, citing Salvador Dali Museum, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .