Maria Sibylla Merian era filha do gravurista Matthäus Merian, o Velho, que morreu quando ela tinha três anos. Maria Sibylla Merian, also known as Anna Maria Sibylla, (born April 2, 1647, Frankfurt am Main [Germany]—died January 13, 1717, Amsterdam, Netherlands), German-born naturalist and nature artist known for her illustrations of insects and plants. Maria Sibylla Merian's early life. Merian was born on 2 April 1647 in Frankfurt, Germany, into a family of printers and engravers.
Se quiser pode ainda acrescentar um pequeno comentário, de seguida clique em 'confirmar'. Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 1647 - 13 January 1717) was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family. Merian was one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly. Maria Sibylla Merian was taught by him, most likely in watercolour techniques, since women were not allowed to sell paintings in oils in many German cities, so it seemed wiser for them to become skilled at aquarelle and gouache.