||Born May 11 in Figueres, in northeastern Catalonia, Spain.
His father was a notary public.
||Younger sister Anna Maria born.
||Creates first oil painting (a landscape).
||Enrolled in a school of the Order of St.
Mary’s. Extended his talents under the artistic influence of Ramon Pichot.
||Taught by Juan Núñez, instructor at a woodblock print school, Dali is influenced by the impressionists and pointillists.
||His works are exhibited at the Figueres Municipal Theatre.
Dali is inspired by Mariano Fortuny’s famous work Battle of Tetuan.
||Dali enrolls in the Royal Academy of Art in Madrid.
He becomes friends with Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel. His mother Felipa dies.
||In October, Dali exhibits his works as part of an exhibition by a group of students at the Dalmau Gallery in Barcelona.
He produces《Cabaret Scene》.
||Dali’s influences during this period include the Italian painter de Chirico.
||Dali is suspended from school for one year, accused of instigating student unrest. In May, he is incarcerated for short periods in Figueres and Gerona on suspicion of participating in anti-government activities.
||Dali returns to school. He holds his first solo exhibition at the Dalmau Gallery in Barcelona in November.
Beginning around this time, his works reflect influences including Vermeer’s realism, Picasso’s neoclassicism, and cubism. He produces《Bread and Walnuts》.
||Dali meets Picasso. In October he is expelled from school for refusing to submit his answers to an art history examination.
He holds his second solo exhibition at the Dalmau Gallery.
||Dali reads Freud’s psychoanalysis. His works from this period also exhibit the influences of Paris’ surrealism.
||Dali’s works including Basket of Bread and 《Anna Maria》are shown in an international art exhibit in Pittsburgh starting in October.
He resides in Paris through the following year.
Miro introduces him to the poets and artists of the surrealism group.
||Paul Éluard and his wife Gala visited Dali at Cadaqués during the summer.
Dali fell in love with Gala, who would become his lifelong companion.
He produced the avant-garde film “An Andalusian Dog” together with Luis Buñuel, and it was shown in Paris. His first solo exhibition in Paris was held at the Gorman Gallery.
Dali had formally become a member of the surrealism movement, as André Breton wrote the foreword to the exhibition catalog.
||Screening of “Age of Gold,” a film Dali produced with Buñuel, was banned.
Dali began painting double images, influenced by the Spanish architect Gaudí, the Dutch artist Vermeer, and others.
||Dali began painting the works including soft timepieces, such as The Persistence of Memory.
||Dali painted a series of works on the theme of Millet’s The Angelus.
He produced《Surrealist Object that Functions Symbolically》.
||Dali held his first solo exhibition in the United States, in New York.
||Dali held his first solo exhibition in London. He was no longer considered a part of the surrealism group. He visited America for the first time, with Gala.
||Dali produced《Venus de Milo with Drawers》.
The Spanish Civil War broke out in July. Dali gave a speech in a diving suit at an international surrealism exhibition in London.
||Dali travelled to Italy to escape the civil war. Eight of his works were introduced in the Japanese arts journal Mizue.
||Dali meets Freud in London.
||Dali writes scripts for ballets and other performances and designs the costumes and stage designs.
||Dali’s first major retrospective is held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
||His autobiography, The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, is published.
||His first novel, Hidden Faces, is published.
||Dali is shocked by the news of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
||Dali illustrates Cervantes’ Don Quixote.
||Dali paints《The Three Sphinxes of Bikini》on the theme of the nuclear bomb tests on Bikini Atoll.
||Port Lligat welcomes Dali back from America.
He begins creating classical and religious works.
||He paints The Madonna of Port Lligat, with Gala as his model, and presents the work to Pope Pius XII.
||Dali paints《Portrait of Mrs. Jack Warner》.
||Dali produces 100 illustrations to Dante’s Divine Comedy.
||Dali paints The Last Supper.
He lectures at the Sorbonne on the topic “Phenomenological Aspects of the Paranoid Critical Transformation Method.”
||Dali produces《Dance》and the lithograph《Don Quixote》, which employs a method known as bulletism.
||Dali and Gala renew their marriage vows in a religious ceremony.
||Dali paints《The Battle of Tetuan》.
||The Tragic Myth of Millet's Angelus is published in Paris.
An exhibition of Dali’s works is held at the Knoedler Gallery in New York. Dali creates Portrait of My Dead Brother.
||Dali retrospectives are held in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto. Diary of a Genius is published.
The King of Spain awards Dali the Order of Isabella the Catholic.
||Books of《Carmen》and the《Marquis de Sade》with illustrations by Dali are published.
||生Construction begins on the Dali Theatre and Museum in his home town of Figueres.
||The Salvador Dali Museum opens in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
||The first exhibition of Dali’s three-dimensional works is held at the Knoedler Gallery in New York.
An exhibition of Dali’s prints is held in Tokyo. Dali gifts the Castle of Púbol near Barcelona to his wife Gala.
||The Dali Theatre and Museum opens in Figueres.
||Dali’s works are shown in the exhibition Surrealism held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
||Dali creates《Snail and the Angel》and《The Profile of Time》.
||Dali’s first stereoscopic work Dalí Lifting the Skin of the Mediterranean Sea to Show Gala the Birth of Venus is exhibited at an art museum in New York.
||The first major retrospective of Dali’s work in France is held at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
||Dali produces works including《Space Elephant》and《Woman in Flames》.
||The king of Spain awards Dali the Grand Cross.
Dali’s wife Gala dies. Weary and in mourning, Dali retires to the Castle of Púbol.
||Dali’s entire body is burned in a fire. He is hospitalized at the Barcelona Municipal Hospital.
||Museum in his home town of Figueres.