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Maurits Cornelis Escher, also known as M.C Escher, the world’s most famous graphic artist, amazed people everywhere. Escher had a strong passion for realistic works, undeniably mathematical. Escher, just like Michelangelo and Da Vinci, was left-handed. When he moved from the Netherlands to Italy, M.C. Escher’s exhibitions of his early work mainly consisted of Italian prints. Other than being a graphic artist, Escher had many talents to offer such as book illustration, murals, and carpet designs, among others. Mainly, the artist had a fascination for floor mosaics and wall geometric figures. Escher's artistic expression was created from images in his mind, rather than directly from observations and travels to other countries. During World War II, Escher resided in Switzerland working on his symmetrical drawings, which expanded into carving wooden balls. The idea of using this unique perspective on architecture amazed him. Escher had a total of 319 exhibitions in his lifetime. As his art gained popularity around the world with exhibitions in the Netherlands, USA, and Japan, to name a few, Escher's special way of thinking and rich graphics have had a continuous influence in mathematics and art, as well as in popular culture.
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In Short

Artist full name:

Maurits Cornelis Escher



Date of birth - Date of death:

June 17, 1898 - March 27, 1972

Art movements:

Modern Art

Related artists:

Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Max Ernst, Oscar Reutersvärd, Roger Penrose

Main works:

Relativity, Waterfall, Bond of Union, Three Worlds

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