Ernst Haeckel Prints


 Ernst Haeckel Prints and Ernst Haeckel Artwork




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Who was Ernst Haeckel?

     Ernst Haeckel (February 16, 1834 – August 9, 1919) was a physician, anatomist, zoologist, naturalist, biologist and artist who is perhaps best know for his law of recapitulation, which proposed that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny”. Haeckel also coined terms such as phylum, phylogeny and ecology.  In 1862, Haeckel became a professor of comparative anatomy and focused his work on various invertebrates such as sponges, annelids, and radiolarians. During the mid-1800s, naming species was a significant part of the practice of zoology and during a trip to the Mediterranean, Haeckel set about assigning names to almost 150 previously undescribed species. 

Haeckel was a prolific writer and natural history illustrator. His books included titles such as The History of Creation, Systematic Phylogeny, The Riddle of the Universe, Last Words on Evolution, and The Last Link. His natural history illustration culminated in the publication of Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of Nature) in 1904.  We are proud to offer the complete plates of this work completely restored in their original colors. The book included 100 lithographic and autotype prints of a variety of organisms including arachnids, turtles, bryozoa, sea anemones, and many others.  Ernst Haeckel died on August 9, 1919.