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Kris, (Walter) Ernst (1900–1957), art historian and psychoanalyst, was born in Vienna on 26 April 1900, the son of Leopold Kris, a lawyer, and his wife, Rosa. Precocious and prolific, he graduated in 1922 from Vienna University under Julius von Schlosser, with a PhD thesis on the bizarre ceramics—incorporating casts from life—of the French Renaissance potter ...