So who exactly is Maurits Cornelis Escher anyway?
|In Italy, 1924|
During WWII, his family moved around a lot and then finally settled in Belgium.
Escher visited Spain and Italy in 1922. He was fascinated by the patterns and geometric designs. He met his wife, Jetta Umiker, in Italy in 1923. Their first son, George, was born in 1926. George is currently 90 years old. In 1928, they welcomed a second son, Arthur who is currently 88 years old, and in 1938, their third son, Jan was born. Jan is 78 years old.
|Still Life and Street 1937|
His art frequently contained tessellations.
He focused his attention to an idea of an impossible reality and optical illusions.
|Snakes 1969 woodcut|
During his time, he created over 2000 drawings and over 400 woodcuts, wood engravings, and lithographs.
His first work of art was called Still Life and Street.
His final work of art was created in 1969, he called it Snakes.
M.C. Escher passed away from cancer at the age of 73 on March 27, 1973 in a retirement home for artists in Laren, North Holland.
|Three Spheres II lithograph 1946|
|Probably his most famous work of art, Drawing Hands 1948.|