Salvador Dali in London, 2 December, 1951.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of the artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989), taken by Greaves for the Daily Herald newspaper. Taken whilst visiting London, this photograph shows evidence of cropping marks and picture editing instructions - focusing in on Dali's head and shoulders. One of the most famous, charismatic and notorious artists of the twentieth century, Dali devoted himself to drawing and painting from an early age. Hugely influential as a Surrealist, one of his most famous paintings is 'The Persistence of Memory'. By the 1950s Dali had turned to demonstrating scientific, historical and religious themes in his work. In later life he founded both the Dali Theatre-Museum, Figueres, Spain and the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Pubol Castle, Spain - the latter to manage his legacy.