Salvador Dalí­

“Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” Surreal Heliogravure Frontispiece Ed. 25/100 1969





Heliogravure print of Salvador Dali's frontispiece design for "Alice in Wonderland" from 1969. Random House publishers commissioned Salvador Dali to produce an exclusive edition of Alice in Wonderland, originally written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. Dali created twelve heliogravures (lithographs) and a frontispiece, arranging both the text and images in a deluxe publication. Signed and editioned along front lower margin. Currently hung in a decorative gold frame with a light matting.

Artist Biography

Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, on 11 May 1904. From a very young age, Dalí found much inspiration in the surrounding Catalan environs of his childhood and many of its landscapes would become recurring motifs in his later key paintings. His lawyer father and his mother greatly nurtured his early interest in art. He had his first drawing lessons at age 10 and in his late teens was enrolled at the Madrid School of Fine Arts, where he experimented with Impressionist and Pointillist styles. When he was a mere 16, Dalí lost his mother to breast cancer, which was according to him, "the greatest blow I had experienced in my life." When he was 19, his father hosted a solo exhibition of the young artist's technically exquisite charcoal drawings in the family home.

Dimensions With Frame

H 30.63 in. x W 24.13 in. x D 1.75 in.

Image Dimensions Without Frame

H 15.5 in. x W 10 in.