Artist or Mathematician?
Maurits Cornelis Escher was born on June 17th, 1898 in Holland. Escher is known for his so-called impossible structures. During his childhood he was moved several of times. During high school he failed is exams so he moved on to graphic designs. He made over 2000 sketches and 448 lithographs woodcuts, and wood engravings. Escher married to Jetta Umiker in 1924. Sadly he had many illnesses and later he died because of his condition on March 27, 1972.
What do you think?
I think MC Escher is more like an artist than a mathematician. To me he is more like an artist because if I first look at his work i would think about art than math. I sometimes can't see the tessellations or the math inside the picture He illustrated books, designed stamps and tapestries, and did murals. I think that is more art. Some of his work probably had something to do with math but he only made 137 tessellation in his lifetime. This is why I think he is more like an artist.
The Amazing Art of MC Escher