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Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich (1909-2001), Art historian

Sitter in 8 portraits
Austrian-born art historian. After studying at university in Vienna, he emigrated to London in 1936, when he joined the staff of the Warburg Institute. He was the Director and Professor of History of the Classical Tradition there from 1959 to 1976. His book The Story of Art (1950) became one of the most widely-read and influential general introductions to art history; his later works include Art and Illusion (1960), a study of the psychology of pictorial representation, Norm and Form (1966) and The Sense of Order (1979). He was knighted in 1972 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1988.

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Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

by R.B. Kitaj
pastel and charcoal, 1986
NPG 5892


Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

by Lucy Anne Dickens
C-type colour print, March 2001
NPG P948(18)


Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, July 1975
NPG x13408


Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

by Carolyn Djanogly
bromide fibre print, 3 May 1997
NPG x87750


Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 1961
NPG x82798


Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 1961
NPG x82799


Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

by Mary Robert
bromide fibre print, circa 1988
NPG x47288


Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich

by Livio Ceschin
aquatint, 2000
NPG D13177

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