"If intelligence does not exist at birth, it will not exist at all."
- Salvador Dalí
After experimenting briefly with various post-Impressionism techniques, Dalí became one of the core members of the Surrealist group in 1929.
Dalí's approach to Surrealism, like that of Magritte, weds superior technical skills with a vivid "paranoiac-critical" outlook to produce some of the most provocative and memorable works of that movement.
His lifelong companion was Gala, a russian emigre married to Surrealist founder Paul Eluard when Dalí first met her in 1929. She became his wife, business manager and premiere model.
Here are several links containing additional Dalí material:
Salvador Dalí - Heritage a very complete reference to the artist
An FTP site with images and explanatory text
A compliment to the St. Petersburg, Florida museum dedicated to Dalí is the Official Salvador Dalí Museum World Wide Web Site
If someday you'd like to own a Dalí of your very own, here's The Salvador Dalí Gallery