Salvador Dali

Spanish Surrealist Painter

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali y Domenech

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali I Domenech, known as Salvador Dali, he was born on May 11, 1904 in Figures, Spain. From an early age, Dali was encouraged to practice his art and he eventually attended the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid.

In his early twenty’s he went to Paris to interact with other artists such as Picasso, Magritte and Miro, this interaction led to Dali’s first Surrealist phase. It is said that he is best known for his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, showing melting clocks in a landscape setting. The Spanish painter Salvador Dali was one of the best-known and most flamboyant surrealist artist. Possessed with an enormous facility for drawing, painted his dreams and bizarre moods in a precise illusionistic fashion.


"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings."  - Salvador Dali