Maria Sibylla Merian

(1647 - 1717)
Maria Sibylla Merian was a German-born Swiss naturalist and scientific illustrator. She was one of the earliest European naturalists to observe insects directly. Merian was a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family.

Merian received her artistic training from her stepfather, Jacob Marrel, a student of the still life painter Ge...
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