Salvador Dalí

Spain (1904 – 1988)

Known for his surreal imagination and provocative approach, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), born in Figueres, Spain, was one of the iconic artists of the 20th century. From a young age, Dalí displayed a prodigious talent for art, studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. He quickly gained recognition for his distinct style, characterized by his meticulous attention to detail, dreamlike imagery, and bizarre juxtapositions.

Despite his larger-than-life persona, Dalí's work often explored profound and existential themes, reflecting his fascination with the dreams, subconscious, religion, and mortality. His art challenged conventions and provoked thought, exploring the human psyche, and inviting viewers to explore the depths of their own imagination. Dalí's eccentric persona and boundless creativity extended beyond painting to sculpture, film, and fashion, solidifying his status as a cultural icon. He created an indelible mark on Surrealism and remains an influential figure in contemporary art.