Elliott H. King
Art Historian & Salvador Dalí Scholar


For a full list of publications, teaching posts, and other professional activities, please refer to Elliott King's curriculum vitae.

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Professional Biography

Dr. Elliott H. King is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University. His research focuses on Surrealist art and thought with an emphasis on the post-war art and writing of Salvador Dalí.

A Colorado native educated at the University of Essex (Colchester, England) and the Courtauld Institute of Art (London, England), Dr. King has lectured and published widely in addition to serving on the curatorial committees for many of the most important Dalí exhibitions of the past decade. In 2010, Dr. King was Guest Curator of the critically acclaimed exhibition, Dalí: The Late Work, at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia (catalogue published by Yale University Press, 2010). He also served as Consulting Curator for the exhibition Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting at the High Museum of Art in 2012.

In addition to his university teaching, Dr. King regularly lectures on subjects related to Dali and Surrealism (e.g.,Dali's 1950s 'Nuclear Mysticism', Dali and science, Surrealism in film/cinema) and serves as a consultant for academic projects, television documentaries, and museum exhibitions. Please send comments, inquiries, or media requests by following the 'Contact' link or emailing eking@dalistudies.com.

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*Please note that Dr. King is neither an appraiser nor an authenticator of Dali's works, and he is unable to provide information as to works' value and/or authenticity. If you have a graphic (lithograph, engraving, etc.) and would like to have it evaluated, there are many other experts who will be able to help you. Options include The Salvador Dali Society; The Dali Archives; and Bernard Ewell, A.S.A.