Maurits Cornelis Escher Biography and Artwork

Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who gained widespread popularity for his intricate prints that create surreal optical and conceptual illusions. Born in Leeuwarden, he spent most of his youth in Arnhem before pursuing a career as a printmaker. Escher’s primary work involved woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.

Escher incorporated mathematical equations into his work to produce mathematically inspired art pieces that left viewers fascinated. Despite being admired by millions of people worldwide today, during his lifetime and even in his own country, Escher’s art did not gain much recognition in the art scene.

Even though neglected in the art world for most of his life because of the nonconformist nature of his works and difficulty to classify him as belonging to any movement or style, Escher became one of the most iconic artists globally after death. His legacy endures through books on geometry perspective and logic which help teachers worldwide illustrate different concepts effectively by providing visual aids.

Through Maurits Cornelis Escher’s incredible imagination that gave birth to peculiar drawings inspired by mathematics and ordinary objects viewed from unusual angles or complexities displayed as puzzles – paved way for modern computer graphics innovations used today across multiple industries.

All Maurits Cornelis Escher Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Ascending and Descending 1960 Lithograph
Belvedere 1958 Lithograph
Day and Night 1938 Woodcut in black and gray, printed from two blocks
Drawing Hands 1948 Lithograph
Hell 1935 Lithograph
Print Gallery 1956 Lithograph
Puddle 1952 Woodcut in three colors
Relativity 1953 Woodcut
Reptiles 1943 Lithograph
Still Life with Mirror 1934 Lithograph
Three Worlds 1955 Lithograph
Up and Down 1947 Lithograph
Waterfall 1961 Lithograph
Bond of Union 1956 Lithograph
Castrovalva (Abruzzi) 1930 Lithograph
Eye 1946
Fish c. 1942
Moebius Strip II (Red Ants) 1964 Woodcut printed from three blocks
Sun and Moon 1948 Woodcut printed from four blocks
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