Salvador Dalí - Spanish Painter, Sculptor, Filmmaker, Printmaker, and Performance Artist.
Born: May 11, 1904
Died: January 23, 1989
Salvador Dalí was a Spanish artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship and his striking work.
Dalí's artistic work included painting, graphic arts, film, sculpture, design and photography, at times in collaboration with other artists. He also wrote fiction, poetry, autobiography, essays and criticism. His most famous painting is The Persistence of Memory (1931), depicting limp melting watches.
His painting style matured with extraordinary rapidity, and from 1929 to 1937 he produced the paintings which made him the world’s best-known Surrealist artist.
Dalí worked in a variety of media, designing theatre sets, furniture, jewelry, and even display windows for fashionable shops. In 1942, he published his most intriguing book, the autobiography The Secret Life of Salvador Dali.