Facts on Salvador Dali The middle years 1929-1941

~1929 – Collaborates with Louis Buñuel on short film “Un Chien Andalou”. Meets future wife – Gala – a Russian immigrant, 11 years his senior. Officially joins the Surrealist Group in Montparnasse, Paris.

~1931 – Produces “The Persistance of Memory” – his most famous work. The soft watches suggest Einstein’s theory that time is relative and not fixed.

~1934 – Salvador Dalí and Gala marry in a civil ceremony. Expelled from Surrealist Group, partly because of political beliefs.

~1936 – Takes part in London International Surrealist Exhibition, delivering his lecture wearing a deep-sea diving suit. Paints “Autumn Cannibalism” and “Soft Construction with Boiled Beans: Premonition of Civil War”.

~1938 – Meets Sigmund Freud in London. Draws several portraits of him.

~1940 – World War II starts in Europe and Dalí and Gala move to United States – where they remain for eight years.

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