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
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