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Mendel, Artist Unknown, Probably from a Photo
There are no known authentic portraits of Johann Gregor Mendel in existence. Mendel is credited with discovering the laws of heredity. His work was not recognized as significant until after his death. Mendel (1822-1884) was an Austrian monk.
Mendel, Artist Unknown
There are a few reasons for the lack of portraits. Photography was in existence during the life of the scientist. Even so, there are very few photographs of Mendel. Also, Mendel's work was not viewed as important until after he died. Additionally, his life as a monk would have greatly limited the number of portraits. Still wondering about a portrait in your family collection? Contact us... it could be a portrait of Johann Gregor Mendel.