Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a famed Surrealist and one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. Born in Figueres, Spain, he had first exhibition at the age of 14 and three years after, enrolled in Madrid’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. In the late 1920s, Joan Miró introduced him to the Surrealists in France. His painting The Persistence of Memory (1931) exemplifies the expression of the dream state and unconsciousness. In addition to painting, he collaborated with other artists in sculpture, photography, and film.