Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
(1904 - 1989)

Dali (born in Figueras, Spain) is well known for his surrealist works and many consider him the most brilliant Surrealist of his time. By the age of 10, Dali began to show an interest in art. By the time, he was 15; he had already set up his own art exhibition.

In 1921, 17-year-old Salvador Dali entered the Madrid Fine Arts School, hoping to fuel his interest in Futurism and Cubism. In 1929, Salvador Dali developed an interest in Surrealism, and joined the movement. He began developing his method, which he eventually would name «Paranoic-critical» and describe as a «spontaneous method of irrational knowledge».

In 1929, Dali met Gala Eluard, with whom he eloped in 1932. She became his model, his agent, his inspiration, and eventually, his reason for living. She would be the only woman in his life for the remainder of his years. Dali stayed away from Surrealism and returned to the classical form of art in 1936. He experimented with several types of classical art, including classical Spanish and classical Italian.

His contributions to the art world can be seen in many modern artists' works and one can suspect that the influence of Salvador Dali will be present for many years to come. The artist requested to be buried so that people could walk around the grave. The body of Salvador Dalí was immured in a floor in one of the rooms of the Dali theater museum in Figue. He bequeathed all his works to Spain.