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Salvador Dalí was a Spanish painter, writer, and member of the surrealist movement. He was born in Figueras, Catalonia, and educated at the School of Fine Arts, Madrid. After 1929 he espoused surrealism, although the leaders of the movement later denounced Dalí as overly commercial.

Dalí's paintings are characterized by meticulous draftsmanship and realistic detail, with brilliant colors heightened by transparent glazes.

Dali often described his pictures as `hand-painted dream photographs.'
Born: 1904
Died: 1989
Major Works: 'Persistance of Memory la Memoire', 'Soft Watch At Moment of First Explosion'
Image Links: 6000+ works
Site Pick: Dali Museum

 

 

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