Salvador Dali was born May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain. From an early age Dali was encouraged to practice his art and would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In the 1920's Dali went to Paris and began interacting with Picasso, Magritte, and Miro leading to his first Surrealist phase. The rise of the fascist leader Franco in Spain led to Dali's expulsion from the Surrealist movement, but that did not prevent him from painting. In 1973 he opened his own museum in Figueres, everything you see here comes from his hands and that his not only his painting skills. The building is quite impressive in itself.
At almost every bakery in Spain you can find "Dali bread", because the artist was obsessed with this food. When he was an exhibition in the U.S.A. , he came off the plane with a loaf of bread on his head. The museum of Dalí is really the greatest activity in Figueres. A typical village in Catalonia, this village is not much more. On January 11, 2011, the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg opened, it is really worth a visit if you're in Florida. Dali's works are also housed in the Dali Foundation, which consists of three Spanish Dali museum in Spain. Many of Dali's work is in the United States. His work is exhibited in several museums.
The largest collection is found in the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida. The collection of the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg is rich in works of Salvador Dali's entire career (1904-1989), with important works of each moment and in any medium of his artistic activities. The collection includes 96 paintings, many original drawings, book works, sculptures, photographs, manuscripts and an extensive archive of documents. Established with the works collected by Reynolds and Eleanor Morse Museum has significant additions to the collection.