MC Escher

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Birthday
17, 1898
Birthplace
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Death Date
Mar 27, 1972 (73)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1898
Birthplace
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Death Date
Mar 27, 1972 (73)

About

Graphic artist known for his woodcuts and lithographs and for his mathematically inspired examination of infinity, architecture, and tessellations. He also enjoyed sketching landscapes, nature, and insects.

Before Fame

He was taught by Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita. He completed his first artistic work in 1922; it depicted eight human heads across different planes. His first experiment with impossible reality was in "Still Life and Street" from 1937.

Trivia

His famous work, "Relativity," showed stairs that overlap and intersect.

Family Life

He was ill for much of his childhood and failed the second grade, despite the fact that he excelled in drawing. He married Jetta Umiker in 1924, and the couple settled in Rome, Italy with their three sons, Arthur, Giorgio and Jan.

Associated With

He and fellow artist Vincent Van Gogh were both born in The Netherlands.