Artist, Artwork title, year
Salvador DALÍ
Spanish 1904–89, worked in United States 1940–48
Daddy Longlegs of the evening – Hope! 1940
oil on canvas
40.6 x 50.8 cm
The Salvador Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida
Worldwide Rights: © Salvador Dalí, Fundació
Gala-Salvador Dalí, VISCOPY, 2009.
In the USA: © Salvador Dalí Museum Inc.,
St. Petersburg, FL, 2009
This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled.
Dalí and the USA

The United States, where he resided from 1940-48, offered Dalí a wealth of opportunities to work with fellow artists and artisans to create a breath-taking array of art works in every conceivable medium – in the process of which Dalí reinvented himself as a true Renaissance man. He published an acclaimed autobiography, an arcane novel, and a Dalinian newspaper; he worked on numerous cinematic projects in Hollywood; he wrote the librettos and designed the costumes and sets for ballets; he entered the advertising industry with gusto; he created astonishing jewels, designed architectural installations, illustrated the literary classics, pushed photography into new realms and embraced the opportunities that television offered for mass communication. Meanwhile his painting entered a new phase, fusing an intense study of the Renaissance old masters with meditations on atomic theory in a post-nuclear world.