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Growing up with Dali

Christine Argillet paints a down-to-earth portrait of the master, writes CHEAH UI-HOON

SALVADOR Dali has been painted by the media - especially in the US - as an eccentric artist whose persona was as interesting as his art, if not more so. But he was in fact extremely shy, and putting on that eccentric front seemed to be his way of dealing with strangers, feels Christine Argillet