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Ernst Kris

(1900—1957) art historian and psychoanalyst


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(b Vienna, 26 April 1900; d New York, 27 Feb 1957), art historian and psychoanalyst of Austrian birth. He was a student of Julius von Schlosser at the University of Vienna and joined the staff of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, as a curator of sculpture and applied arts. He became a leading authority on late medieval and Renaissance goldsmith work and engraved gems, and produced Meister und Meisterwerke der Steinschneidekunst in der italienischen Renaissance in 1928.

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From The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Art.


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