Ernst Haeckel (1834 – 1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, stem cell, and Darwinsim. Haeckel promoted and popularized Charles Darwin's work in Germany and developed the controversial recapitulation theory ("ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny") claiming that an individual organism's biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarizes its species' evolutionary development, or phylogeny.
The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures in his "Art Forms of Nature". This art is a landmark in the field of naturalist illustration. These drawings, with their graceful lines and tendency to idealize nature, are also considered a forerunner of the Art Nouveau movement. Indeed, Haeckel's most lasting legacy may lie in the field of art, so well depicted in this calendar.
12" X 12" Wall Calendar.