Salvador Dali, was one of the most prominent and eccentric artist of the 20th century. Of course he is most famous for his surrealistic paintings with his best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, completed in 1931. But Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media showed he was a truly multi-talented artist.
Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.