Related info with this topicSalvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Dom?nech
(May 11, 1904 ? January 23, 1989) was an important Spanish painter, best known for his surrealist works. (His name is also often given as, Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Dom?nech, the Catalan language rather than Spanish language form of his name.) Dalí's work is noted for its striking combination of bizarre dreamlike images with excellent draftsmanship and painterly skills influenced by the Renaissance masters. .
Dalí was an artist of great talent and imagination. He had a love of doing unusual things to draw attention to himself, which sometimes irked those who loved his art as much as it annoyed his critics, since his eccentric theatrical manner sometimes overshadowed his artwork in public attention.
Salvador Dalí was born on May 11, 1904, in the town of Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, the son of the comfortable middle-class notary Salvador Dalí i Cusí and Felipa Domenech Ferres. Dalí's father, a lawyer who was a strict disciplinarian, was tempered by his wife who encouraged her son's drawing. Dalí had an older brother, also named Salvador, who died prior to Dalí?s birth. He also had a sister 3 years his junior. Dalí attended Municipal Drawing School, where he first received formal art training. In 1916 Dalí discovered modern painting on a summer vacation to Cadaqués with the family of Ramon Pichot, a local artist who made regular trips to Paris. The next year Dalí's father organized an exhibition of his charcoal drawings in their family home. He had his first public exhibition at the Municipal Theater in Figueres in 1919. In 1921 Dalí?s mother died of cancer, when he was only 16 years old. After her death, Dalí?s father married the sister of his deceased wife; Dalí somewhat resented this marriage. In ......
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