Salvador Dali is one of the most iconic painters in the history of art. He is widely considered the founder of surrealism.
He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking an bizarre images in his surrealist work. His most famous painting is the Persistence of Memory, showing melting clocks in a landscape setting. He painted it in 1931.
In the 1920s, he interacted with artists like Miro, Picasso, and Magritte. He died after falling ill following the death of his wife Gala.
As for his most expensive paintings, Portrait de Paul Eluard sold for $22.4 million.