Enrst Hans GOMBRICH

Classe di Scienze morali, storiche e filologiche
emerito di Storia della tradizione classica nell'Università di Londra

Socio straniero dal 10/04/1962
Nato a Vienna il 30/03/1909
Deceduto a Londra il 03/11/2001

Commemorazione tenuta da Enrico Castelnuovo (Atti ufficiali, 2004-2006, pag. 5-11)

 

Curriculum vitae

Ernst Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the Second Institute of Art History at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser (1928-33). He then worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936. During World War II he was employed by the BBC as a Radio Monitor. He returned to the Warburg Institute in November 1945, where he became Senior Research Fellow (1946), Lecturer (1948), Reader (1954), and eventually Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition and director of the institute (1959-72). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1960, made CBE in 1966, knighted in 1972, and appointed a member of the Order of Merit in 1988. He was the recipient of numerous additional honours, including Balzan Prize in 1985 for History of Western Art.

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