M. C. Escher
Info about Escher
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.