Salvador Dali, the incredibly prolific and audacious artist, ceaselessly searched for something different and was continuously the subject of debate and controversy. Born in Figueres in 1904, he was very attached to his home town and also had a house in the neaby coastal Cadaques.
Neither did this versatile artist ever spurn experience in other fields such as cinema and literature. After studying at the Madrid Academy of Art, he immediately attuned his spiritual and artistic lifestyle towards every possible type of experience, from Cubism to Futurism, from Metaphysics to Surrealism, which he revised in an extremely personal manner.
Dali's very complex personality secured him success right from the start - his first exhibition was in 1919 - which continued to increase despite the controversies. By the time Dali died in 1989, he had already been acclaimed one of the greatest and most interesting artists of the 20th century.