bumGenius Limited Edition Alicia Austen Chico Equiano Maggie Mozart Love Neil Osa Patch Sierpinski
Alicia Austen Chico Equiano Maggie Mozart Love Neil Osa Patch Sierpinski
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AUSTEN Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)
Jane Austen was a 19th century English novelist best known for her six major novels, including "Pride and Prejudice." She used various styles of writing that not only broke the literary barriers of her time, but have also been accepted by modern-day readers and authors. Austen reached a certain level of success in her lifetime, but her popularity skyrocketed 52 years after her death when her nephew published A "Memoir of Jane Austen." Today, she is considered to be one of the greatest writers in English history. Her literary work continues to entertain and inspire new generations through film, television, theatrical adaptations and more.
CHICO Chico Mendes 1944 - 1988
"At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity." Chico Mendes
Take a stroll through the Amazon with our newest Genius Series print, Chico! This adventurous print roars with rich greens, lush, oversized palm leaves and exotic animals. Conveying nature and the wild, this safari-inspired print is named after Brazilian environmentalist, Chico Mendes.
Growing up in the jungle, Chico Mendes developed a love and respect for nature. From rubber tapping trees to campaigning for the preservation of the Amazon, Chico was a true conservation activist who made a difference in the environmental world, which unfortunately lead to his assassination in 1988. His hard work and dedication to the environment did not go unrecognized. A few of the many honors given in Chico's memory include: the Brazilian government declaring him "Patron of the Brazilian Environment," and The Chico Mendes Institute for Conservation of Biodiversity being named in his honor. Chico was a dedicated activist who gave his life for his work, and we're excited to now welcome him into the Hall of Genius.
RELEASE DATE: June 2015
EQUIANO Olaudah Equiano (1745 - 1797)
Bravery. Courage. Strength. Olaudah Equiano embodied all these traits and more as a kidnapped African prince, forced into slavery. He survived many years of oppression as a slave at sea, but through his relentless hard work and inspiring strength, Equiano endured and persevered until he finally reclaimed his freedom. He later wrote his autobiography, recounting his imprisonment and revealing the horrors of slavery to the world. His brilliance and strength to speak the truth soon became a catalyst in passing the Slave Trade Act of 1807. Equiano's courage to fight for what he believed in - against all odds - was the inspiration for this print.
Jules Jules Verne 1828 - 1905
Jules Verne was a French novelist, playwright and poet who is most known for the novels, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction," he composed more than 70 books and is considered the second most-translated writer of all time (between Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare). His work has not only taken several different forms, including TV, motion pictures and plays, but has also had a profound influence on many writers, scientists and inventors.
MARTIN Martin Johnson 1884 - 193
Martin Johnson was a photographer, a filmmaker, a naturalist, an author, but most of all - a voyager. From Africa to the South Pacific Islands, he embarked on various adventures with his wife by his side, researching and studying the wildlife and people of distant lands. Through photography, books and films, their findings captivated people all over the world and inspired the design of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.
MOZART Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, an Austrian composer, was a prolific artist who created a string of operas, concertos, symphonies and sonatas that significantly shaped classical music. He composed more than 600 works of music, including the twelve variations on the French folk song "Ah! vous dirai-ie, maman" better known as the famous lullaby Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Today, Mozart is among the most influential classical composers, and his mastery is profound on Western Classical Music. RELEASE DATE: Aug 20, 2016 - Present
PATCH - Edith Patch 1876 - 1954
When she was a child, Edith Patch won a contest for an essay on monarch butterflies. Passionate about bugs and ecology, Patch tried to get a job in entomology, but was repeatedly rejected because she was a woman. Through persistence and dedication, she was later hired by Charles Woods of the University of Maine, where she earned her master's degree, later completing her Ph.D. at Cornell University. In 1930, Patch was elected the first woman president of the Entomological Society of America, a time when few women were in the field. Throughout her long, devoted career, she never lost focus of her love for science and the natural world, which now lands her a spot in our Hall of Genius. RELEASE DATE: May 20015
OSA Osa Johnson 1894 - 1953
Osa Johnson was an American author, explorer, photographer, filmmaker and naturalist. With her husband, Martin Johnson, by her side, she explored and documented the unknown lands of Africa, South Pacific Islands and more. Together, they captivated the world with their discoveries, photography, films and books. In 1940, Osa published her best-seller, I Married Adventure, which was listed in the Best Books of the Decade, 1936-1945. Her work continues to inspire, and is displayed at the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.
SIERPINSKI Wacław Sierpiński 1882 - 1969
Wacław Sierpiński was a Polish mathematician known for his work on set theory, number theory and the theory of functions and topology. He delivered the first-ever lecture course on theory, and has published more than 700 papers and 50 books on this subject. Sierpinski has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions to mathematics. He has three well-known fractals in his honor, including the Sierpinski triangle. This figure forms a geometric pattern, as the midpoints of each side of the triangle are connected, creating four additional triangles in which the sides are connected, allowing infinitely many possible iterations if repeated.
SPENCE Dr. E. Lee Spence born 1947
Dr. E. Lee Spence found his first shipwrecks and treasure the year he was 12 and grew up to become one of the pioneers of underwater archeology. He has found hundreds of wrecks and over $40,000,000 in artifacts. His first major discovery was the 1863 wreck of the Georgiana, which was considered the most powerful Confederate Cruiser. In 1970 he discovered the 1864 wreck of the Hunley, which was first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship. Dr. Spence has written numerous books and is President of the Sea Research Society and Vice President of the International Diving Institute.