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1904, the 11th of May, birth in Figueras.  

1917-1919 High school by the marists brothers in Figueras. The famous engraver Juan Nuñez Fernandez gives him drawing, painting and engraving lessons.

1919 First collective exhibition at the Theater of Figueras.

1921 Studies at the Académie de Beaux- Arts in Madrid where he meets Luis Buñuel and Frederico García Lorca.

1925 First solo exhibition at the gallery Dalmau in Barcelone.

1926 First trip to Paris where Dalí meets Picasso. Entrance in the surealistic Paris group of André Breton. Co-production with Luis Buñuel for  the film Un Chien Andalou. Dalí writes the script.

1928 Publication of his article L´Âne pourri where he explains the paranotic-critical method.

1929 Summer in Cadaqués with visits by Renée Margritte, Luis Buñuel and Paul Éluard accompanied by his wife Gala and their young daughter Cécile. Paul and Cécil will leave Paris alone. Gala remains with Dalí in Cadaqués. They will never part again. Gala becomes his great muse.

1930-1932 Release of La Femme visible by Editions Surréalistes; an essay on the Dalinean method. Dalí´s painting The Persistence of Memory first exhibited by the Pierre Cole gallery in Paris and later at  the Julien Levy gallery in New York, attracts  a lot of attention.

1933 Publication of the text: Tragic myth of the Angelus of Millet, paranic-critical interpretation. Published in the magazine Minotaure.

1934 Civil marriage with Gala. New edition of Los Cantos de Maldoror by Isidore Ducasse, illustrated by Dalí with 30 lithographs and 7 engravings of high quality.

1938 Inauguration of the International Exhibition of Surrealism organized by André Breton at the Galerie de Beaux-Arts in Paris. Dalí meets here Sigmund Freud.

1940-1948 Dalí and Gala flee from Europe at war and settle in New York. Publication of his book: The Scret Life of Salvador Dalí and his novel Hidden Faces.

Release of the first edition of Dali News dedicated to his person and his work and edited by himself. Illustration of several classic works like Macbeth by Shakespeare, Don Quichote by Cervantes and The Essays by Montaigne.

1948 Return to spain.

1950-1960 Dalí enters his so-called classical-mystical period. Publication of Manifest Mystique, exhibition of his illustrations of the Dive Comedy by Dante Alghieri at the Pallavinci Palace in Rome. Publication of selectes pages of Don Quichote by the editor Joseph Foret with 12 lithographs and an engraving.

1958 Relious marriage of Dalí and Gala on the 8th of August at the Els Angels sanctuary in Sant Martí Vell.

1963 Publication of the Tragic Myth of the Angelus of Millet.

1967-1975 Dalí dedicates himself to the illustrating of classical literary works like Romeo and Juliette, Alice in Wonderland, Faust, Tristan and Iseult and many others. He uses different printing techniques: engraving, drypoint or wood cut. Or sometimes a combiation of techniques de so-calles mixed media as he did for the Biblia Sacra. For this suite he created 105 watercolors which serve as a model for 105 mixed madia presented in 5 luxureous leather covered volumes.

1969 Dalí buys the Púbol Castle for Gala.

1982, 10th of June, death of Gala at Port Lligat.

1989, 23rd of January, death of Dalí in Figueras.