M. C. Escher: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about M. C. Escher, the famous graphic artist from the Netherlands.

  • M. C. Escher was born on 17th June 1898 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
  • The M. C. stands for Maurits Cornelis.

  • Escher was a poor student at school. He didn’t get very good grades, but he was excellent at drawing.
  • In 1922, Escher visited Italy and Spain. He was particularly inspired by the patterns and mathematical designs which decorated the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain.
  • Escher’s work was focused on the idea of impossible reality – artwork which was inspired by mathematics and explored infinity and optical illusion.
  • He also produced a lot of artwork which involved tessellation.
  • M. C. Escher did not have any formal mathematical education, his understanding of the subject is plain to see in his artwork.
  • Escher died on 27th March 1972 in a retirement home for artists. He was 73.
  • He was awarded the Knighthood of the Order of Orange Nassau in 1955.

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