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E. H. Gombrich

E. H. GombrichAKA Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

Born: 30-Mar-1909
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 3-Nov-2001
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Art and Illusion

Father: Karl B. Gombrich (lawyer)
Mother: Leonia Hock (professor, pianist)
Sister: Lisbeth (violinist)
Wife: Ilse Heller (m. 1936, until his death)
Son: Robert Gombrich (professor of Sanskrit, Oxford University)

    University: University of Vienna (1928-35)

    Warburg Institute Director (1959)
    Commander of the British Empire 1966
    Knighthood 1972
    Erasmus Prize 1975 (with Willem Sandberg)
    Balzan Prize 1985
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Story of Art (1950, art)
Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation (1960, art)
Meditations on a Hobby Horse and Other Essays on the Theory of Art (1963, art)
Norm and Form: Studies in the Art of the Renaissance (1966, art)
Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography (1970, biography)
Symbolic Images: Studies in the Art of the Renaissance (1972, art)
The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art (1979, art)
The Uses of Images: Studies in the Social Function of Art and Visual Communication (1999, art)
The Preference for the Primitive: Episodes in the History of Western Taste and Art (2002, art)

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