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  • On This Day (January 23rd) - Salvador Dalí Dies At 84

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    23rd January 1989

    Artist Salvador Dali dies from heart failure at the age of 84.


    Surrealist Salvador Dalí is largely known for his piece ‘The Persistence of Memory’, commonly referred to as ‘the melting clocks’ which he created in 1931.

    Whilst studying at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid (from 1922) Dalí was drawn to Metaphysics and Cubism which set him apart from his fellow peers. But, after a year of studies 1923 saw the artist dismissed from the academy and arrested for allegedly supporting the Separatist movement.