Artist Salvador Dali is most famous for his surreal paintings.
1904: Born on 11 May in Figueres. Son of the notary public Salvador Dalí Cusí and his wife Felipa Domènech Ferrés.
1910: Salvador’s father decided to enroll him at the Hispano-French School of the Immaculate Conception in Figueres, where he learned French.
1916: Salvador spent time at an estate owned by the Pichot family, a family of intellectuals and artists. It was there that he discovered Impressionism.
1921: Salvador’s mother died in February. The following year, his father married Catalina Domènech Ferrés, his sister-in-law.
1923: He was expelled from the Academia de San Fernando, accused of having led a student protest.
1925: Salvador presented his first individual art exhibit.
1927: He held his second individual exhibition in Barcelona.
1929: Salvador met his future wife, Gala, who was married to another man.
1934: Marries Gala. Traveled to America for the first time.
1937: In February he met the Marx Brothers in Hollywood. Along with Harpo, he began work on the script for a film entitled Giraffes on Horseback Salad (but called in its latest version The Surrealist Woman), which was never actually produced.
1939: In May he signed a contract to take part in the World’s Fair of New York. He designed the Dream of Venus pavilion, which was presented in the Fair’s amusement zone.
1944: In Life magazine he published an article entitled “Nightmare Journey” and created a cover for Vogue.
1945: He went to Hollywood to work with Alfred Hitchcock on the film Spellbound, whose dreamlike sequences were created by Dalí.
1946: Designed covers for EtCetera magazine and the Christmas issue of Vogue. Walt Disney hired Dalí to help produce the film Destino.
1955: He made the Portrait of Laurence Olivier in the Role of Richard III, to promote the film Richard III, based on the work by Shakespeare.
1969: Dalí purchased Púbol Castle and decorated it for Gala. Various books illustrated by Dalí were published: Goethe’s Faust and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
1989: Dalí died at Torre Galatea on 23 January.
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