Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents a diverse selection of contemporary art exhibitions that feature regional emerging and established artists. Exhibitions, receptions and gallery talks are free and open to the public.
Visit our website each month to discover fun facts about a variety of artists.
Five Art Facts about Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989) is one of the most recognizable 20th century artists. He produced hundreds of paintings in his lifetime, his most famous being The Persistence of Memory, painted in 1931 (the painting is part of the Museum of Modern Art, NY collection).
1.Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres Catalonia Spain on May 11, 1904.
2. Dalí called his artistic method “Paranoic Critical Activity”.
3. Pablo Picasso loaned Dalí the $500 he needed to make his first trip to New York in 1934. The two were friends for most of their life.
4. In his will, Dalí left his entire fortune and his works to the Spanish state. Despite many legal battles from Dalí’s family and the Spanish government; the state retained custody.
5. Dali’s moustache was almost as famous as his paintings. The artist liked to keep it long and thoroughly waxed, and often he styled it into various shapes.
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