M. C. Escher

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A sculpture made from a drawing by M.C. Escher
A typical Escher piece

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture and tessellations.

Early Life

Up until the age of 13, Escher trained to be a pianist and a carpenter.

He also studied architecture at school which may have influenced his later work.