short biography

Salvador Dalí (Salvador Dalí Y. Domènech, Marqués de Púbol, b. 1904 in Figueras / Spain, d. 1989, Figueras / Spain) was one of the most famous artists of the 20th century and a leading exponent of surrealism. During his studies at the Academia San Fernando in Madrid and afterwards he worked closely on many projects with his friends Luis Buñuel and Federico García Lorca. In 1928 he became member of the surrealist group in Paris. Famous works include the paintings 'The Great Masturbator', 1929 and 'The Persistence of Memory', 1931, and the films 'An Andalusian Dog', 1928 and 'The Golden Age', 1930, which he shot with Luis Buñuel. In 1935 his essay 'The Conquest of the Irrational - the paranoid-critical method' was published. Dalí lived in Paris and later in his castle Pubol, Figueras, most of time together with his wife Gala Éluard Dalí.

Painting, drawings, graphics, sculptures, objects, film, art-theoretical writings

http://www.salvador-dali.org/ http://www.dali.com/ http://www.salvadordalimuseum.org

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collection/s

ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz ° Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham / Alabama Centre Pompidou, Paris ° DePaul University Museum, Chicago Fundacio Sunol, Barcelona Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington K20/K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Kolumba Kunstmuseum Kunsthalle Bremen ° Kunsthalle Messmer, Riegel am Kaiserstuhl Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst ° Kunstmuseum Bern ° Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz ° Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf Les Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse ° MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro ° MAMBO Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota ° MMOMA Moscow ° MOMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York ° Menil Collection, Houston Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu . Minneapolis Institute of Arts Moderna Museet Malmö ° Moderna Museet Stockholm ° Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Museo Botero, Bogota Museo MAGA, Gallarate Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid ° Museu Berardo, Lisbon ° Museu da Chácara do Céu, Rio de Janeiro Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam ° Museum Folkwang, Essen ° Museum für Kommunikation - Frankfurt Museums Sheffield Musée d´Art Moderne de Céret NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Neue Galerie Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY Chichester Patio Herreriano Valladolid Pensacola Museum of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art Pinakothek der Moderne, München ° Queens Museum of Art Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg / Florida Samek Art Gallery, Lewisburg Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville San Diego Museum of Art Santa Barbara Museum of Art Schaulager Basel Scheringa Museum Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Staatsgalerie Stuttgart ° TR1 Tampere Tate Collection Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen Wright State University - Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton
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