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MERIAN, Maria Sibylla (1647 - 1717), Painter, miniaturist, engraver, natural history artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MERIAN, Maria Sibylla (1647 - 1717), Painter, miniaturist, engraver, natural history artist

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German, 17th – 18th century, female.

Born 12 April 1647, in Frankfurt am Main; died 13 January 1717, in Amsterdam.

Painter, miniaturist, engraver, natural history artist, watercolourist. Natural history (animals/insects/birds), still-lifes (including flowers/fruit).

Maria Sibylla Merian was the daughter of the engraver Matthäus Merian and, by her mother's second marriage, she became the step-daughter of the flower painter Moreelse. From her childhood,

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