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Salvador Dali was born in 1904 in Spain. He spent his life as a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and designer. He utilized a lot of different artistic techniques, but finally settled as a surrealist. His talent for self-publicity rapidly made him the most famous representative of the Surrealist movement.

Throughout his life he cultivated eccentricity and exhibitionism (one of his most famous acts was appearing in a diving suit at the opening of the London Surrealist exhibition in 1936), claiming that this was the source of his creative energy. He took over the Surrealist theory of automatism but transformed it into a more positive method which he named `critical paranoia'.

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