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Gombrich, Ernst (Austrian-born British art historian, 1909-2001)

Note: Eminent art historian who was widely influential on both specialist scholars and the wider public. He is the author of the important books, 'The Story of Art,' 'Art and Illusion,' and 'Meditations on a Hobby Horse.' His work focused on the theory of art, Renaissance symbolism, and the psychology and optics of pictorial representation. His witty and lucid writing reveals his interest in scientific method and psychology and his scholarship is noted for having helped to break down barriers between art history and other disciplines. He was Director of the Warburg Insitute in London from 1959 to 1976 and he was also Slade Professor at Oxford and Cambridge. He also held prestigious chairs at Harvard University, Cornell University, and the Royal College of Art and he was awarded many international awards including the Goethe, Hegel, and Erasmus prizes. Austrian art historian.

Names:
Gombrich, Ernst (preferred,V,index)
Ernst Gombrich (V,display)
Gombrich, Sir Ernst (V)
Sir Ernst Gombrich (V)
Gombrich, Sir Ernst Hans Josef (V)
Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich (V)
Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
Austrian

Roles:
art historian (preferred)
professor
director (administrator)  ....  of the Warburg Institute, 1959-1976
author

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Vienna (Vienna state, Austria) (inhabited place)
Died:  England (United Kingdom) (country)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Schlosser, Julius von  
..................  (Austrian art historian, 1866-1938) [500217729]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Gombrich, Ernst (I)

Biographies:
(Austrian-born British art historian, 1909-2001) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Austrian art historian, 1909-2001) ..... [AVERY]
(Austrian art historian, 1909-2001) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Ernst Gombrich ........ [VP]
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich ........ [VP]
..................................................  Guardian Unlimited [online] (2001-) accessed 11/01
Gombrich, Ernst ........ [VP Preferred]
................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 18 July 2002
Gombrich, Ernst Hans Josef ........ [AVERY Preferred]
....................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Gombrich, Sir Ernst ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP]
.......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.......................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 18 July 2002
.......................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 214
Gombrich, Sir Ernst Hans Josef ........ [Grove Art, VP]
...........................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...........................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 18 July 2002
Sir Ernst Gombrich ........ [VP]
.....................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n80046790
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 18 July 2002
....................  Guardian Unlimited [online] (2001-) accessed 11/01
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n80046790
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 214
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY]
.......... Avery Authority files (1963-)
.......... Guardian Unlimited [online] (2001-) accessed 11/01
.......... Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 214
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