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Maria Sibylla Merian

 (1647 - 1717)
Maria Sibylla Merian was active/lived in Germany.  Maria Merian is known for nature engravings-botany and zoology.

Biography   Maria Sibylla Merian


Born to a famous Swiss publisher, Matthaqus Merian the Elder, in Frankfurt, Germany, Maria Sibylla Merian was a talented and well-traveled artist, who became for her engravings of the natural world.  Her works were purchased and displayed by Peter The Great, Tzar of Russia.

Her father died when she was three years old, and her mother married Jacob Marell, a Flemish flower painter who became one of Maria Merian's first teachers.  She had shown talent for drawing and painting from her early childhook, especially plants and animals.  In 1670, Merian was married to Johann Andreas Graff, a painter, and they moved to Nuremberg, where she was able to publish books she had illustrated.  Included was a catalog   ...  Displaying 750 of 2750 characters.

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An Iguana (Iguana iguana) and a Coral snake (Elapidae micrurus) on a tree stump
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Studies of Auriculas
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