Salvador Dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol

Salvador Dali, born May 4, 1904, in Figueres, Spain, was a famous artist who was known for his surrealist paintings. Dali was raised by a strict father, who disapproved his art; however, his mother supported his art career when he was a child. Salvador had two siblings: Salvador Dali, who died of gastroenteritis, and Ana Maria. his parents sent Dali to Colegio de Hermanos Maristas and the Instituto in Spain to fulfill his career in art. His mother died when he was 16 and his father married his aunt. This act angered Dali until his father died. Dali was inspired by painter Pablo Picasso, a famous artist at the time. Soon after his career started he joined a surrealist group, but when war waged in Spain he was expelled form the group because of a clash of beliefs within the group. Salvador and his wife moved to the United States when World War II began, and after the war they moved back to Catalonia. His most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. In 1980, Dali had to give up his dream due to an issue in his hands that cause weakness and trembling. Nine years later on January 23, 1989, he died of heart failure at the age of 84. Dali's body was buried his theater-museum's crypt, Theatre Museo.

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