1904 – 1989
Salvador Dali is one of the leading Surrealist painters, and perhaps the most closely associated with this movement. His artistic style crystallized into a disturbing blend of precise realism and dreamlike fantasy, which became his trademark. His paintings combined meticulous draftsmanship and detail with a unique and stimulating imagination. Dali often described his pictures as “hand-painted dream photographs,” and had certain favorite and recurring images, such as the human figure with half-open drawers protruding from it, burning giraffes and watches bent and flowing as if made from melting wax. Both a prolific painter and printmaker, Dali’s works remain immensely popular amongst contemporary collectors.