Art History Department

John Koenig



Supervisor: Elizabeth Legge

My research focuses on the enigmatic oeuvre of Marcel Duchamp, and on an innovative reinterpretation of his work based on my findings to date.  When not engaged in deciphering Duchamp, I have a keen interest in the life and art of the nineteenth century ornithologist John James Audubon.

Areas of Academic Interest
  • Dada, Surrealism, and Marcel Duchamp
  • The relationship between Western Esotericism, the Hermetic Tradition, and Art in the Modern period
  • John James Audubon and his magnum opus “The Birds of America"
  • MA History in Art University of Victoria, 2008
  • BA Classical and Near Eastern Archaelogy University of Saskatchewan, 2001
Recent Awards
  • 2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2004 Flora Hamilton Burns Fellowship, University of Victoria
  • 2003 Canada Graduate Scholarship, SSHRC (Master’s Level)
  • 2003 Presidents Research Scholarship, University of Victoria
  • 2002 Robert S. & Muriel A. Raguin Graduate Scholarship, University of Victoria
  • 2001 Most Distinguished Graduate in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Saskatchewan

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