Nov 6, 2001

Sir Ernst Gombrich

Uta Lauer

Dear list members,
this is to inform you of the sad news, that Sir Ernst H. Gombrich
peacefully passed away yesterday at his home in London, surrounded by his
He was not only one of the greatest art historians of the 20th century but
also an eminent personality. During the many afternoons I had tea at
Professor Gombrich's house, I have come to appreciate not only his
inspiring and inquisitive mind, but also his wonderful personality. He was
a gentleman who treated others with respect and sympathy. His voice will be
sadly missed.
Uta Lauer
Heidelberg University

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