This is Salvador Dali – a surrealist artist from Spain. He was a prodigy and genius who was heavily influenced by Duchamp and his DaDa movement. His brand of nonsense was called Surrealism and it was basically DaDa cloaked in dreamscapes and the symbolism of dreams and the subconscious. Like duchamp he was a highly skilled academic painter who spent his career parodying the art world and trying to destroy traditional art.
About Mac McRae
I am a digital illustrator who specializes in whimsical monsters and critters. My blog is out of date like my work.