Lived to 84 years old.
Dalí was enrolled into drawing school at the Coledio de Hermanos Maristas but found himself day dreaming more than he participated in class. In 1922, he enrolled at Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. He was suspended a year later for allegedly starting a riot. He then enrolled back into the school, but was perminately suspended for stating that none of the faculty was competent enough to examine him.
Dalí moved to Paris to set off his career.
Art Movements and Contributions
Dalí did not start the surrealist movement, but joined the movement in Paris in 1929. He was later kicked out of the Paris movement because he was accused for showing interest in the fascist movement led by Hitler. He was very well known around the world at this time, so the removal of him from the Paris group did not greatly effect his career.
Dalí's paintings belong to the surrealist school of modern art. This school helped popularize the psychological theories of our minds. His art pokes at the deepest and darkest recesses of our minds.
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory
Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening
Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man