~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.