M.C Escher

Childhood/Schooling.

M.C Escher was born on June 17, 1898 in Leeuwarden, Friesland. He was a sickly child and was placed in a special school at 7 years old. In second grade, he failed his class. At that time, he started taking carpentary and pianom lessons. He did this until he was 13. In 1919, he attended the Harlem School of Architecture and Creative Arts. There, he studied architecture but he failed a couple classes, mostly due to a skin infection. He then switched to decorative arts. At school, his friend was Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita. In 1922, Escher left the school, but got better at drawing and making woodcuts.

Facts of life.

In 1955, the Queen of Netherlands awarded him the Knighthood of the order of Orange Nassau. In 1958, he published regular division of the plane. He produced 43 colored drawings with a wide variety of symmetry. Escher's first print of an impossible reality was Still Life and Street published in 1937.