Salvador Dali

May 11, 1904 - January 23, 1989

The Life of Salvador Dali

Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali y Domenech was born on May 11, 1904. He was born in Figueres, Spain. Dali enrolled in art school in 1922 but was expelled in 1926. Dali's first surrealistic period began in 1929. He also began experimenting with film making. He helped make Un Chien andalou and L'Age d'or during this time period. Dali married his wife, Gala, in 1934. In the same year, Dali was expelled from the surrealist movement. The official reason for the expulsion was for "counter-revolutionary activities" but many historians believe that it had more to do with a conflict between Dali and the leader of the surrealist movement. During the 1940's, Dali published his autobiography called The Secret Life of Salvador Dali and began his classical period. Dali suffered from a motor disorder in 1980 and lost the ability to hold a brush and paint. This combined with the loss of his wife in 1982, Dali became depressed and moved to Pubol. In 1984 a fire confined Dali to a wheelchair and he moved back to Figueres. On January 23, 1989 Salvador Dali died of heart failure.

Salvador Dali created many surrealist paintings throughout his life

Opening of the Teatre-Museu Dali

Saturday, Sep. 28th 1974 at 9:30am

5 Plaça Gala i Salvador Dalí

Figueres, CT

The Teatre-Museu Dali was built by Salvador Dali in 1974. In English it is the Dali Theater-Museum.
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