The Salvador Dalí International Fine Arts Prize was created in 1976 by the Czech – Spanish Foundation “Salvador Dalí International Alliance” which cooperates with the Catalan city of Figueras, dedicated to the great artist Salvador Dalí.
In 2002, while the Artist Jorge Dager was in Prague, Czech Republic, on the occasion of the inauguration of his exhibition, he is awarded this recognition by the President of the Union of Art Critics, Professor Miroslav Kliver for his large-scale work “La Gran Manzana”, made with oil on canvas and showing the figure of the Tropic as a central element and glazes or transparencies, new approaches of Dager, as a container of the fruit itself.
The jury was composed of prominent critics and artists from all over Europe and is a recognition not only of the visual arts, such as painting, graphic arts and sculpture, but also includes figurative design.
At present there are very few artists who can be proud of having received this award, being Dager to date, the only Venezuelan who owns it.
The statutes of this important recognition are:
• The International Fine Arts Award Salvador Dalí is awarded individually or collectively to the activity of creative art that is distinguished by its modern expression in art.
• The Salvador Dalí International Fine Arts Award is awarded to artists regardless of their culture, religion or political conviction.
• The Salvador Dalí International Fine Arts Award is awarded on a continuous basis for a calendar year.
• The International Fine Arts Award Salvador Dalí can cooperate in the publicity and creativity of award-winning winners of the world awards of Salvador Dalí.
• Proposals for the Salvador Dalí World Prizes can only be submitted by full members and the honor of the Alliance. Each proposer is obliged to fully justify each proposal and is responsible for it.
• The winners of the International Fine Arts Award Salvador Dalí are invited to participate in alliance events at home and abroad and are able to communicate in an international.