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The Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher (1898-1972) was a draftsman, book illustrator, tapestry designer, and muralist, but his primary work was as a printmaker. Born in Leeuwarden, Holland, the son of a civil engineer, Escher spent most of his childhood in Arnhem.

Most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible buildings, repeating geometric patterns (tessellations), and his incredible techniques in woodcutting and lithography.

In Escher's work what you see the first time is most certainly not all there is to see.

Born: 1898
Died: 1972
Major Works: Tessellated designs.

Image Links: 1900+ works
Site Pick: NGA



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