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.
Major Works: Tessellated designs.
Image Links: 1900+
Site Pick: NGA