M.C. Escher


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in Leeuwarden, Netherlands
December 13, 1901

Died
March 27, 1972

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Maurits Cornelis Escher, usually referred to as M.C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture and tessellations.

Maurits Cornelis, or "Mauk" as he came to be nicknamed, was was the youngest son of civil engineer George Arnold Escher and his second wife, Sara Gleichman. He was a sickly child, and was placed in a special school at the age of seven and failed the second grade. In 1903, the family moved to Arnhem where he took carpentry and piano lessons until he was thirteen years old.

From 1903 until 1918 he attended primary and secondary school. Though he excelled at drawing, his
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M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

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M.C. Escher: 29 Masterworks

4.25 avg rating — 1,372 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Escher On Escher

3.92 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1989
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The Magic of M.C. Escher

4.28 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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The Pop-Up Book of M.C. Escher

3.93 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1992
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The World of M.C. Escher

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4.31 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1971 — 12 editions
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The Infinite World of M.C. ...

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4.18 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1971
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The Graphic Work Of M. C. E...

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4.24 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1954 — 8 editions
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Escher

4.29 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1997
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M.C. Escher: Mini Masterpieces

3.73 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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“Only those who attempt the absurd...will achieve the impossible. I think ...I think it's in my basement...Let me go upstairs and check.”
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