Salvador Dali By:John Shappell
Salvador life/death dates • Salvador Dali was born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain may 11, 1904. • Died January 23,1989 in figueres, Catalonia Spain
Five interesting facts about Salvador Dali • Salvador Dalí's artistic repertoire also included film, sculpture, and photography. • He collaborated with Walt Disney on the Academy Award-nominated short cartoon Destino, which was released posthumously in 2003. • When interviewed by Mike Wallace on his 60 Minutes television show, Dalí kept referring to himself in the third person, and told the startled Mr. Wallace matter-of factly that "Dalí is immortal and will not die".
Dalí produced over 1,500 paintings in his career, in addition to producing illustrations for books, lithographs, designs for theater sets and costumes, a great number of drawings, dozens of sculptures, and various other projects, including an animated cartoon for Disney. • In his youth, Dalí embraced for a time both anarchism and communism.
Formal schooling • Salvador Dali does not have any formal schooling for art.
Five major art works The Persistence ofMemorySalvador Dalí, 1931 oil on canvas24 × 33 cm, 9.4 × 13 in Museum of Modern Art, New York City The Persistence of Memory.
Salvador Dalí.Self-Portrait with Raphaelesque Neck. 1921-1922. Oil on canvas. 41.5 x 53 cm. Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Figueras, Spain. Gift of Dali to the Spanish State.