On this day in 1977, Goya’s legendary painter, Salvador Dalí, is born.
The artist is the first person to be granted the artist’s license in the United States.
This makes him the only person to have the right to own and own without compensation the name of an artist.
In 1978, his name is changed to Jose Luis Rodriguez.
In 1981, he is granted the right of ownership for a painting that he did for his first exhibit, called The Birth of Venus.
The artist is also the first to be awarded a Grammy Award for his work on the soundtrack to The Little Mermaid, which has sold more than 5 million albums worldwide.
His name is also on the cover of the first volume of The Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide.
At the end of 1982, he leaves behind his first painting, “Santo Domingo” (The Dreamer).
Dalí was born on April 5, 1927 in Puerto Rico, in the small city of Puerto Escuela.
He was raised in the San Diego area by his father, who was a carpenter.
He studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and graduated in 1970 from the University of San Diego.
When he started to work in the art world, he was influenced by Salvador Dalís work, especially his “Dreaming of Venus” painting.
In 1970, he traveled to the Dominican Republic to do a solo exhibition.
He returned to the United State to work on a book of paintings.
His paintings include “The Woman” (1955), “The Lover” (1976), “Giovanni” (1977), “I’m Coming Home” (1982), and “Lovesick” (1983).
In the early 1970s, Dalí decided to leave the United Kingdom and to focus on his art.
He decided to stay in San Diego because of its artistic community.
He chose to live in a neighborhood where there were lots of artists.
He would work on his paintings and talk about them.
His style was simple and direct, which is how he came to be known as “Dalik.”
In the early 1990s, his works started to be displayed in galleries and galleries were opened in the Dominican capital, San Salvador.
His work became known in the country and worldwide.
He became an icon of the country’s cultural heritage.
His works were among the most famous in the world.
Dalyís paintings were the subject of the film “The Birth of a Nation.”
Daleís paintings are also one of the most photographed in the whole world.
According to the UNESCO website, the most iconic and well-known paintings in the Western world are “The Passion of the Christ” (1885), “Woman with Child” (1959), “Lady Madonna” (1970), “Venus” (1980), “Solo” (1990), “Passion” (1999), “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2000), “Ode to Joy” (2003), “Love and War” (2005), “Let It Be” (2008), “Tango and Cash” (2009), “Cherub” (2011), “Luv and I” (2012), “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (2013), “Little Star” (2014), “Marianne” (2015), “La Paz” (2016), “My Favorite Things” (2018), “Juan de Fuca” (2019), “Man of the House” (2020), “Leo”(2020), and many more.
“Daly was one of many artists who inspired me as a child,” said John W. Campbell, who taught Dalí in his art class at San Diego City College.
“I remember the excitement and the wonder of seeing someone with such talent and talent’s art.
That was a thrill.”
Campbell said that when Dalí died, he left behind a legacy of art and creativity that is still in the making.
A photo of the artist, Salvador Dali, on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, February 27, 1978.
(Photo by Richard Drew/AP)