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Artists in 60 Seconds: M. C. (Maurits Cornelis) Escher


Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:

(unique) Realism

Date and Place of Birth:

June 17, 1898, Leeuwarden, Netherlands


Escher, whose realism in draftsmanship was flawless, is best known for his impossible perspective, fantastic metamorphoses and general eye-trickery.

Important Works:

  • Drawing Hands, 1948
  • Ascending Descending, 1960
  • Waterfall, 1961

Date and Place of Death:

March 27, 1972, Larden, Netherlands

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