1904 – 1989
Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech or Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known popularly
as Salvador Dalí, was a Catalan-Spanish artist who became one of the most important painters of the 20th century. A skilled
draftsman, he is best known for his surrealist work identified by its striking, bizarre, dreamlike images. His painterly
skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. In addition to painting, his artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, photography, and an Academy Award-nominated
short cartoon, "Destino," on which he collaborated with Walt Disney; it was released posthumously in 2003.
An artist of great imagination, Dalí had an affinity for doing unusual things to draw attention to himself. This sometimes irked
those who loved his art as much as it annoyed his critics, since his eccentric manner sometimes drew more public attention than