A selection from the portfolio of prints by Salvador Dalí

Les Amourex: Adam and Eve (Garden of Eden)

Retrospectiv II: La vision del Angel del Cap de Creus

Les Amourex: The Kingdom 

Biographical note

Salvador Dalí, born in Figueras (Catalonia) on 11.5.1904, died on 23.1.1989. One of the most famous Spanish painters of 20th century.

Studies at the Madrid Art Academy 1921-1926; travels through Europe and the USA. 1940-1948 in New York and California, then mostly in Port Lligat (on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, near his birthplace). Influenced by futuristic and metaphysical painting in Italy (Chirico) since 1923. Two years later, contact followed with the Cubists and above all Surrealists in Paris. From 1929 to around 1935 Dalí belonged to the Surrealist Cercle around Breton. On his travels in Italy he studied Renaissance and Baroque and adopted an old-masterly painting method. In his pictures there are inextricably realistic and fantastic perspectives, naturalistic and dream-like perspectives. He's a hallucinatory sketch artist. After 1945, the motifs are repeated frequently. His extensive graphic, pictorial and plastic work includes portraits, religious pictures, book illustrations, objects, jewellery and stage sets. He published "La vie secrète de S. D." in 1944; in 1968 "Dalí says.." . In 1973 his collected essays appeared under the title "Salvador Dalí. The Conquest of the Irrational ".

(c) Evi Kliemand, 1998. all rights reserved. Reproduced with the kind permission of the author.

Links to further biographies


Dalimuseum (German)

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Museums and Institutions

Museum Dali Brujas

Fundacion Gala - Dalí
https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/ (Englisch)

Dalí Paris
http://www.daliparis.com/en (Englisch)

The Dalí Museum St. Petersburg (USA)
https://thedali.org/ (Englisch)