Year 1989: Salvador Dali passed away

Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989) was a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship and the striking and bizarre images in his work. His best-known work, "The Persistence of Memory", was completed in August 1931, and is one of the most famous surrealist paintings. Dali's artistic repertoire included painting, graphic arts, film, sculpture, design and photography, at times in collaboration with other artists.

He also wrote fiction, poetry, autobiography, essays and criticism. His public support for the Francoist regime, his commercial activities and the quality and authenticity of some of his late works have also been controversial. There are two major museums devoted to Salvador Dali's work: the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain, and the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Here is a video on Salvador Dali's works.