Skip to:Main Content

Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Elliott H. King

Assistant Professor of Art History

Wilson Hall 3016
(540) 458-8857
kingeh@wlu.edu

Link to CV

Link to website

Education

Ph.D, Art History and Theory, 2010
University of Essex, Colchester, England
Dissertation: The Tragic Myth of the Two Dalís: Re-evaluating "late Dalí"

M.A. with Distinction in Dissertation, History of Art, 2001
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England
Course option: "Intellectual Revolution: Art and Its Contexts in France, 1958-1981"

B.A. summa cum laude, Art History (hons.; Phi Beta Kappa [Int. 1998]), 1999
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Teaching

I teach courses in American and European Art, 1750 to the present. My research specialization is Surrealist art and thought with particular concentration on Salvador Dalí's production after 1940.

Selected Publications

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

Dalí: The Late Work (Yale University Press, New Haven, 2010). Catalogue for the exhibition at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), 7 August 2010-9 January 2011.

Dalí, Surrealism and Cinema (Kamera Books, Herts [UK], 2007).

Book Chapters, Collections, and Conference Proceedings

• "Falling to Heaven: Salvador Dalí, Marcel Pagés, and Levity at ‘the Centre of the Universe'," in Mary D. Edwards and Elizabeth Bailey (eds.), Gravity in Art: Essays on Weight and Weightlessness in Painting, Sculpture and Photography, McFarland, Jefferson, 2012, 253-264.
• "Denise aux anges," in Frédérique Joseph-Lowery and Isabelle Roussel-Gillet (eds.), Dalí sur les traces d'Eros, Éditions Notari, Geneva, 2010, 324-330.
• Contributions to Ted Gott (ed.), Dalí: Liquid Desire, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2009.
• "Little Black Dress, Little Red Book: Dalí, Mao, and Monarchy (with Special Attention to Trajan's Glorious Testicles)," in Michael R. Taylor (ed.), The Dalí Renaissance: New Perspectives on His Life and Art after 1940, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, in association with Yale University Press, 2008, 90-111.
• "The Prodigious Story of the Lacemaker and the Rhinoceros," in Michael R. Taylor (ed.), The Dalí Renaissance: New Perspectives on His Life and Art after 1940, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, in association with Yale University Press, 2008, 190-204.
• "Crazy Movies That Disappear," in Matthew Gale (ed.), Dalí and Film, Tate Publishing, London / Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007, 214-229.
• "Le temps dalínien fait mouche: Réflexions sur les « montres molles »," in Astrid Ruffa, Philippe Kaenel, Danielle Chaperon (eds.), Salvador Dalí à la croisée des savoirs, Éditions Desjonquères, Paris, 2007, 37-52.
• "Winged Fantasy with Lead Feet: The Influence of Llullism and Hiparxiologi on Dalí's Mysticism," in Hank Hine, William Jeffett and Kelly Reynolds (eds.), Persistence & Memory: New Critical Perspectives on Dalí at the Centennial, Bompiani Arte, Milan, 2004, 189-193.
• Contributions to Dawn Ades and Michael R. Taylor (eds.), Dalí, Bompiani Arte, Milan, 2004.

Selected Curatorial Projects

Consulting Curator, "Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting," High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), 16 February-12 May 2013.

Guest Curator, "Dalí: The Late Work," High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), 7 August 2010-9 January 2011.