Escher, Maurits Cornelis
Born: Jun 17, 1898 AD
Died: 1972 AD, at 73 years of age.
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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