The Life of Salvador Dali

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  • Birth

    Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domènech is born in Figueres, Spain on May 11.
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    The Life of Salvador Dali

  • Education

    Dali attends the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid.
  • Military Service

    Military Service
    Dali is recruited to the Castle of San Fernando for nine months of military service.
  • First Exhibition

    First Exhibition
    Salvador Dali exhibits his first painting in the US at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Dali meets his wife Gala.

    Dali meets his wife Gala.
    Dali meets his future wife Gala Éluard. He also joins several other artists in the burgeoning Surrealist movement.
  • Marriage

    Dali and Gala are married in a civil ceremony on January 30.
  • Time Magazine

    Time Magazine
    At an International Surrealist exhibition in London, Dali gives a speech in a diving suit. On December 14, 1936 Dali is featured on the cover of Time Magazine.
  • Dream of Venus

    Dream of Venus
    Dali creates "The Dream of Venus" for the 1939 World’s Fair. Its inclusion of installation art and performance will profoundly influence the course of art in the world.
  • Life in America

    Life in America
    Following the German occupation of Paris, the Dali’s flee to America to live for the next eight years. He works with prominent figures such as Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney. The couple divides their time living between New York and California.
  • Retrospective Art Exhibition

    Retrospective Art Exhibition
    Salvador Dali’s first major retrospective is held at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.
  • Return to Spain

    Return to Spain
    The Dali's return to Spain for the first time after 8 years in the United States. However, Dali returns to New York every Winter.
  • Hartford's Retrospective

    Hartford's Retrospective
    Huntington Hartford’s Gallery of Modern Art, New York, holds a major Dali retrospective exhibition featuring the entire Morse collection.
  • Dali opens museum

    Dali opens museum
    Salvador Dali’s museum, the Teatre-Museu Dali, in Figueres, Spain, opens on September 28.
  • Dali named Marquis of Pubol

    Dali named Marquis of Pubol
    King Juan Carlos of Spain confers the title of Marquis of Pubol on Dali. Dali succeeds in changing it to the Marquis of Dali and Pubol.
  • Death

    Salvador Dali dies of heart failure on January 23 in Figueres. He is buried under the geodesic dome in the Teatre-Museu Dali.