Salvador Dalí was born May 11th, 1904 in Figueras, Spain. Salvador Dalí became one of his generations most influential painters of the 20th Century. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931.Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.