"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."
Salvador Dali was born May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain. From a young age, he displayed artistic skill, which his Mother encouraged, despite his strict Father's disciplinary ways. None the less, young Dali was sent to San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he began to further develop his artistic talents. His skill quickly caught the eye of Spaniards and he had his first public exhibition of his work in 1919. Much to Dali's chagrin though, his Mother died in 1921, unable to watch her son's rise to fame over the years to come.
|The Persistence of Memory - 1931|
|Les Elephants - 1948|
|Chupa Chups Logo - 1969|
The loss of his beloved Gala in 1982, foreshadowed Dali's own decline. He continued to work, but ultimately after suffering heart failure on January 23, 1989, Salvador Dali passed away at the age of 84.
"The problem with the youth of today' is that one is no longer part of it."
Ah, but for the children out there, Dali is not lost. This weekend, Budding Artists will be featuring Dali in our Children's Art Workshop at the Western Fair Farmer's Market. Our workshops are 90 minutes, and jam-packed full of art history, games, stories and of course an opportunity to create your own Dali-inspired artwork to take home with you. Call Budding Artists today to register for either the 10am or 1pm workshop and have your children experience the thrill and surreal world of Salvador Dali. See you on November 12th!