Salvador (Dali) Dalí i Domènech
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Salvador (Dali) Dalí i Domènech (1904 - 1989)

Salvador Dalí i Domènech formerly Dali
Born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spainmap
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Died at age 84 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spainmap
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Spanish Surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship and the striking and bizarre images in his work.

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech known as Salvador Dalí is born on 11 May 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. He is a son of Salvador Rafael Aniceto Dalí Cusí and Felipa Domènech Ferrés.

Dalí attends the Municipal Drawing School at Figueres from 1916 and discovers modern painting on a summer vacation trip to Cadaqués. The next year, Dalí's father organizes an exhibition of his charcoal drawings in their family home. He has his first public exhibition at the Municipal Theatre in Figueres in 1918. In early 1921 the Pichot family introduces Dalí to Futurism and Dalí's uncle Anselm Domenech, who owns a bookshop in Barcelona, supplies him with books and magazines on Cubism and contemporary art.

On 6 February 1921, Dalí's mother dies of uterine cancer. Dalí is 16 years old and later said his mother's death "was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life."

In 1922, Dalí moves into the Residencia de Estudiantes (Students' Residence) in Madrid and studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts).

In May 1925 Dalí exhibits eleven works in a group exhibition held by the newly-formed Sociedad Ibérica de Artistas in Madrid. A number of leading critics praised Dalí's work. Dalí held his first solo exhibition at Galeries Dalmau in Barcelona, from 14 to 27 November 1925.

In April 1926 Dalí makes his first trip to Paris where he meets Pablo Picasso, whom he reveres.

Dalí left the Royal Academy in 1926, shortly before his final exams.

In August 1929, Dalí meets his lifelong muse and future wife Gala, born Elena Ivanovna Diakonova. They civilly marry on 30 January 1934 in Paris, France. They remarry in a Church ceremony on 8 August 1958 at Sant Martí Vell.

In 1980, at age 76, Dalí's health deteriorates sharply and he is treated for depression, drug addiction and Parkinson-like symptoms.

On the morning of 23 January 1989, Dalí died of heart failure at the age of 84. He is buried in the crypt below the stage of his Theatre-Museum in Figueres.


For more a extensive bio and images see the Salvador Dali Wikipedia page and 4Dali.



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Saunders-3874 10:16, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

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posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
If I understand correctly, his family follows Catalan naming conventions, which combine the names of his parents with an "i" in the middle. So based on this, shouldn't his LNAB be: Dalí i Domènech?
posted by Scott Fulkerson
I believe I found the answer on Joan Miro's profile:

Note that his proper Catalan name is Joan Miró i Ferrà. The first family name is Miró and the second is Ferrà. The Last Name at Birth here on WikiTree is shown as Miro to make it easier for English-speakers to find this page.

posted by Gael Tomlinson
However, we have a Spanish naming conventions page here on WikiTree, which explicitly states that both surnames should be included in the LNAB, read here:

We have the current & other last name fields that can be used to make the profiles findable. I would be more inclined to follow the guidelines there than what's written here, unless a significant number of people disagree- regardless, the discrepancy should be amended, either by changing the name on Dalí & Miró's profiles, or by changing the convention standards detailed on the space page.

For my part, I'm of the impression we're trying to make WT more accessible, less Anglocentric- attempting to accommodate as many languages & naming systems as possible, in which case ignoring what we admit is the proper name for the sake of making things easier for Anglophones seems a poor excuse. If I'm mistaken, I defer to Spain Project leadership.

But, regardless of whether we list the full name or not for the LNAB, it does seem a mistake that on both profiles, Dalí & Miró's LNABs are spelt without the accents.

posted by Thomas Koehnline
I think so.

What sense has Dalí is not written with accent? And why use the baphtism names, who nobody uses in Catalonia, except the priest in his bathtism book, and not the second lastname, who everybody uses??

His real name is Salvador Dalí i Domènech.

Here you are his father wikipedia entry:

or 2 other Catalan VIPs:

Hey, Joan-

Thank you for the input- It's good to hear from a native Catalan. We're in complete agreement, especially regarding the Last Name at Birth, though I do want to ask about the baptismal name-

You're right, of course, that no one uses any name other than Salvador in reference to him. Catalans are far from the only people, though, who do this with the numerous baptismal names, of which only one is ever used, & with most naming conventions the projects I'm aware of try to list all the names in the First Name at Birth field (wrongly called the "Proper" First Name, but oh well; would be better to say "official," perhaps), with the given name in standard usage given as the "Preferred" or display name. This is because there are often people who choose different names from those given at baptism to go by, & occasionally (perhaps rarely) change the one they use in different contexts or stages of life. Catalan & Spanish names are far from my area of expertise (so, of course, I'll defer to you), but for Germans, for instance, my great-great-great-grandfathers are all listed with their baptismal names (Johann Michael, Johann Heinrich, Johann Jacob, etc...), which were never used, as FNAB, & the actual name in use (Michael, Heinrich, Jacob...) as preferred, just as a means of avoiding confusion. This makes sense to me, but again I'll happily defer to you & the Spain Project, who I hope might review this profile soon (if not, I may make a post on G2G).

Although not Catalan, I've been getting around to making a biography (not yet put up) for the Spanish poet Lorca- the format I've used there is what I was thinking might work best, & follows the Spain Project's conventions listed above as well.

Thanks again, & best regards, T.L. Koehnline

posted by Thomas Koehnline

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