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Gombrich, Ernst Hans, Sir
Gombrich, Ernst Hans, Sir (1972), b. Vienna, March 30, 1909, art historian. Emigration to London in 1936, worked at the Warburg Institute (director from 1959-1976), lecturer at various universities in England; special focus on iconography, art theories of the Renaissance and the inclusion of psychoanalytical approaches in art history research (History of Art). Given the Order Pour le Mérite in 1976; Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and Arts in 1984, L. Wittgenstein Prize in 1988, Austrian State Prize for merit in promoting Austrian culture abroad in 1993.
Works: The Story of Art, 1950 (Die Geschichte der Kunst, 1959); Art and Illusion, 1960 (Kunst u. Illusion, 1978); Studies in the Art of the Renaissance, 3 vols., 1966-76 (Die Kunst der Renaiss., 1985); The Sense of Order, 1979 (Ornament u. Kunst, 1982); Shadows, 1995 (Schatten, 1996).