M. C. Escher
Born June 17, 1898
Died March 27, 1972
Nationality Dutch
Field Graphic artist
Movement Mathematical artists
Works Relativity, House of Stairs

Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch print artist known for his geometric woodcuts, his lithographs, and mezzotints. He was born on June 17, 1898 and died on March 27, 1972.

Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative ArtsEdit

As a child he exceled as an artist, but was an exceptionally poor student. Even into young adulthood he did poorly while studying architecture in Haarlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts. Eventually he switched to studying Decorative Arts, where he did much better under the direction of such teachers as Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita.

Moorish architectureEdit

After University M. C. Escher traveled through Italy and Spain, during which time he became familiar with Moorish architecture. He became interested in tessellation, the sketches he made in Alhambra and Cordoba formed the inspirations for his future works.

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