M. C. Escher

By Josh

Info about Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts and lithographs. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture and tessellations.

Early life

Maurits Cornelis, nicknamed "Mauk",was born in Leeuwarden, Friesland. He was born in 1898. He was a sickly child, and was placed in a special school at the age of seven and failed the second grade. Though he excelled at drawing, his grades were generally poor. He also took carpentry and piano lessons until he was thirteen years old. In 1919, Escher attended the Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts. He briefly studied architecture, but he failed a number of subjects (partly due to a persistent skin infection) and switched to decorative arts. In 1922 Escher left the school, having gained experience in drawing and making woodcuts.

A Day In The Life Of An MC Escher Drawing (Short Film)