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 Salvador Dali was a Spanish Artist who was born on May 11, 1904. He was from Figueres, Spain. He died on January 23, 1989. He died in his hometown of Figueres, Spain. He was married to Gala Dali from 1934-1958, and 1958-1982. 
Education and Training
Salvador Dali was a student at “The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando”. Also known as, “Madrid’s Fine Arts Museum and Gallery.” Dali was a student there from 1922-1926. 4 years, Dali was a student at the school. Dali had received a formal education while he was at the school. Dali never received a degree because he was expelled. 
Dali had gotten expelled from school due to the Surrealist Movement. During this time, Fransisco Franco was the one who expelled Salvador Dali. Franco did this because he did not believe in Surrealism. Dali also wanted to be expelled from the school. This did not stop him from painting of course. Dali did not have any apprenticeships after he left the school. 
Artistic Style
Salvador Dali had several different art movements. They include: Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism. His most popluar movement was Surrealism. Dali started on his surrealism pieces in 1927. Dada and Cubism, Dali worked on throught 1929-1939. This is the decade where Salvador Dali had done his best work. The Top 3 “Most Famous” art pieces by Salvador Dali, ranked from 3-1 from least to most famous, they are “Soft Construction with Boiled Beans”(1936), “Swans Reflecting Elephants” (1937), and coming in as Dali’s Most Famous piece, “The persistence of Memory” (1931). 
“Soft Construction with Boiled Beans” was a painting done in 1936. It was painted 6 months before the Spanish War had begun. Dali had Painted it to show his anxiety and horror he felt toward the situation. “Swans Reflecting Elephants” was a painting done in 93. It was painted to show a reflection between 2 different things, to create one picture. This piece is also known as one of Dali’s most Surreal paintings. “The Persistence of Memory” was a painting done in 1931. This painting many have seen before, all over the world. It shows several meaning between watches and rocks. It is stated on “learnodo-newtonic.com”, “Dali uses melting watches and rocks to represent the hard and soft aspects of the world respectively.” 
Long before Salvador Dali was married to Gala Eglund, they were secret lovers. They did not get married until 1934. 3 years after Dali had painted one specific piece for the two of them. Even though they were not married yet at the time of this painting being painted, it was a sense of an ntimate scene he had. It represent a dream he had about the two of them. In 1934, the couple was then, married. The couple had been married from 1934-1982. A total of 48 years or marriage. In 1982, Dali’s soul was shattered when his wife Gala had passed away. Dali’s ainting he had done for he and his wife was painted 53 years before her death. 7 years later, Salvador Dali had passed away on January 23, 1989. 

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