Salvador Dalí’s Surreal Illustrations of ‘Alice in Wonderland’


Happy 150th anniversary to Lewis Carroll’s classic tale Alice in Wonderland. The book about a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantastical realm has been illustrated by countless artists, but one in particular is being celebrated during this special occasion. Salvador Dalí illustrated a version of Alice that is being released with a new edition of the book. According to Lost at E Minor, the text will feature new introductions by Mark Burstein, president of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America and mathematician Thomas Banchoff, who knew Dalí personally and collaborated with the surrealist. Dalí’s Alice, of course, is abstract, bold, colorful, and bears the mark of the artist’s signature style. See more illustrations in our gallery.

The Pool of Tears

The Caucus Race and a Long Tale

Advice From a Caterpillar

The Lobster’s Quadrille

Mad Tea Party

The Queen’s Croquet Ground

Down the Rabbit Hole

Alice’s Evidence