Adolf Giltsch


Desmonema. / Discomedusae. Scheibenquallen. - Lithograph by Ernst Haeckel and Adolf Giltsch Plate 8 from Kunstformen der Natur. This is one of the 100 pop science biology illustrations that were published from 1899 – 1904 in Leipzig by Ernst Haeckel through Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts. Ernst Haeckel, Adolf Giltsch

Master Lithographer from Jena who worked with Ernst Haeckel on Kunstformen der Natur and many other publications. Son of Eduard Giltsch.

Click here to see the Kunstformen der Natur prints, many by Eduard and Adolf Giltsch.

After his death, Ernst Haeckel wrote an obituary where he emphasised the tight relation of scientific research and artistic illustration as well as the value of craftsmanship. See here: Obituary of Adolf Giltsch by Ernst Haeckel


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