Salvador Dalì was born in 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. His father, lawyer and notary, was a very hard man and Dalí's artistic aspirations were encouraged by his mother. Dalí was a character who attracted the interest of others for both his eccentric style, and for his works. Dalí approached the Dadaist movement, who accompanied him for the rest of his life. In 1926 he was expelled from the Fine Arts Academy, and in the same year he met Pablo Picasso. In the following years, Dalì painted many works with a great influence by Picasso but also by Joan Mirò.
In his work, Salvador Dalì used classical techniques but also modern, in separate works or in the same subject. In 1929 he met his muse and future wife Gala, in the same year he joined the group of Surrealists in Montparnasse, where it was greatly appreciated what Dali called his paranoid-critical approach in exploring the subconscious.
In 1934 Julian Levy presented Salavdor Dalì with an exhibition in New York. While the majority of surrealists took political positions, Dalí was always ambiguous, explaining that surrealism can also exist in an apolitical environment. In 1980, his health was hit hardly, and this reduced his artistic abilities.
After the death of his wife, in 1982, he lost the will to live and died fin 1989 for natural causes, while listening to Tristan and Isolde by Wagner.
Salvador Dalì is now one of the most beloved artists on the art market, for his unmistakable surrealist, eccentric and incredibly original style that he has painted in the XX century.