Salvador Dali was a renowned Surrealist artist and one of the most recognised names in Twentieth Century Art. Dali's artistic talent was evident from a young age and he held his first exhibition aged fourteen. A vibrant and extravagant personality, Dali became heavily involved in the Surrealist movement in the late 1920s when he moved to Paris and met Magritte, Mir, and Picasso. Dali is most famous for his enigmatic paintings of dreamscapes and his explorations of subconscious imagery based on the theories of Sigmund Freud. An extraordinary draftsman, Dali's paintings and drawings exemplify his virtuosic hand as well as the innovative and eccentric imagination that guided it. The basic tension between these forces - impossibly fine execution and boundless creativity and experimentation - defines Dali's unique appeal.