Federico García Lorca and Salvador Dalí Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was murdered by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War.
García Lorca with Salvador Dalí - Between June 1929 and March 1930, the 30 year old Spanish poet, playwright, and author travelled abroad for the first time. He spent time in New York, Vermont, and Havanna. According to editor Christopher Maurer, Lorca's "A Poet in New York" is "both a condemnation of modern urban civilization--the spiritual emptiness epitomized by New York--and a dark cry of metaphysical loneliness."