Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Title: This is Dali
Author: Catherine Ingram, Andrew Rae
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication Date: 06 May 2014
Salvador Dalí is one of the most popular artists in the world, known for his lavish lifestyle, gravity-defying moustache and bizarre art. This book tells the story of Dalí's life and explores the meaning of his Surrealist paintings. It goes beyond his fine art practice and discusses his venture into the commercial world from his extravagant jewellery to his cheeky design for the Chupa Chups lollipops. Surrealism is revealed as a way of life; illustrations bring to life the extraordinary Dream Ball at the Coq Rouge, his fabulous home at Port Lligat and his underwater fantasy at the World Fair's Surrealist pavilion. Fun, provoking and endlessly frustrating, Dalí is brought under the spotlight.
Catherine Ingram brings her specialized knowledge to the book, while Andrew Rae, an award-winning illustrator, vividly portrays the text.
About the Author
Catherine Ingram is a freelance art historian. She obtained First Class Honours at Glasgow University as a Honeyman scholar. After an MA in 19th-Century Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Catherine received her D.Phil. Catherine has taught on the MA course at Christie’s, lectured at Imperial College, as well as run courses at the Tate Gallery. She was a personal assistant at South London Gallery. She lives with her family in London.
Andrew Rae is an illustrator and member of the illustration collective Peepshow. He studied at Brighton University and has worked for many clients worldwide in advertising, print, publishing and animation. He currently lives and works in London.