Salvador Dalí’s Illustrations for ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

Can you think of a more appropriate artist to illustrate Lewis Carroll’s bizarre children’s classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, than the master of surreal, Salvador Dalí? And yet, until we were tipped off by this post over on Brain Pickings, we had no idea that back in 1969 Dalí worked on an entire series of gouaches published by Maecenas Press-Random House that were inspired by the novel — one for each chapter of the book. Click through to fall down the rabbit hole with a selection of the strange, beautiful images, which were recently digitized by the William Bennett Gallery.


Salvador Dali, Alice Frontispiece, 1969. Courtesy of William Bennett Gallery