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Harvard Hasty Pudding Woman of Year 2013
Actress Marion Cotillard (R) acts out a skit with Harvard senior Patrick Wicker (L) playing the part of Salvador Dali at the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year 2013 ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 31, 2013. UPI/Matthew Healey
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Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan pronunciation: ), was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.

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 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage," claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

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