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Desmond Morris

Born in: 1928

United Kingdom

Born in 1928 in Wiltshire, Desmond John Morris is an English zoologist, writer and painter.

In the beginning of the 50s, Desmond Morris joined the Department of Zoology of the University of Oxford in order to make a thesis on animal behavior. Three years later, he became a teacher specialized in the reproductive behavior of the stickleback fish. He concentrated then on the study of birds and of big apes.
With the latter, he created a project about the pieces made by a chimpanzee called Congo.The pieces were exhibited by the Institute of Contemporary Arts of London.

In order to make zoology accessible to everybody, he became the presenter of the television program "Zoo Time" in the 60s, and he made a television show about zoology books.
Desmond Morris became a pioneer of human ethology with his book " The Naked Ape" which has sold over 10 million copies.
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Desmond Morris, The Aggrieved, Drawing

Desmond Morris

The Aggrieved, 2001
10.6 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch

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Desmond Morris, The arrested, Drawing

Desmond Morris

The arrested, 2001
10.6 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch

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