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Escher, Maurits Cornelis (M. C. Escher)

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1972 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Artists


1898 - Born on the 17th of June.

1903 - He moved to Arnhem, Netherlands together with his family.

1919 - He attended the Harlem School of Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem, Netherlands.

1922 - He left the school, having gained experience in drawing and making woodcuts.
       - His first artistic work was completed which featured eight human heads divided in different planes. 

       - He traveled through Italy and Spain.

1924 - He married to Jetta Umiker.

1935 - He moved to Château-d'Œx, Switzerland from Rome, Italy.

1937 - He moved again, to Ukkel, a small town near Brussels, Belgium. 

       - He created woodcuts using the concept of the 17 plane symmetry groups.

1941 - He moved to Baarn, the Netherlands.

1955 - He was awarded a Knighthood of the Order of Orange-Nassau on the 30th of April.

1956 - He explored the concept of representing infinity on a two-dimensional plane.

1958 - He published a paper called Regular Division of the Plane.

1962 - He endured surgery.

1969 - He finished his last work, a woodcut called Snakes.

1970 - He moved to to the Rosa-Spier house in Laren, Netherlands.

1972 - He died on the 27th of March.


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