Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech is born in Figueres, Spain on May 11.
He attends the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid.
Dalí is called to the Castle of San Fernando for 9 months of military service
Dalí meets future wife Gala Éluard. He joins the Surrealist movement.
Gala and Dalí marry in a civil ceremony on January 30.
Dali creates the pavilion the Dream of Venus for the 1936 World’s Fair – an installation of art and performance that will profoundly influence the course of art in the world
Eleanor and Reynolds
Dalí and Gala meet Eleanor and Reynolds Morse who purchase their first Dalí painting, Daddy Longlegs of the Evening, Hope! They Morse’s become lasting friends and most devoted collectors.
Huntington Hartford’s Gallery of Modern Art, New York, holds a major Dalí retrospective exhibition featuring the entire Morse collection.
Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida opens on March 7. Gala dies in her castle in Pubol, Spain, on June 10. King Juan Carlos of Spain confers the title of Marquis of Pubol on Dalí. Dalí succeeds in changing it to the Marquis of Dalí and Pubol.
Dalí dies of heart failure on January 23 in Figueres. He is buried under the geodesic dome in the Teatre-Museu Dalí.