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M. C. Escher (aka Maurits Cornelis Escher)

Dutch printmaker, graphic artist, and illustrator

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Dutch printmaker best known for his fantastic visions of the natural world structured into impossible visual puzzles and perspective games. In his works, the division of the picture plane is concerned with metamorphosis and images multiplied to infinity. These images are typically rendered in black and white, in a severe, stylized manner.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500007222.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to M. C. Escher (aka Maurits Cornelis Escher):

M. C. Escher Day and Night, 1938 Woodcut printed from two blocks
M. C. Escher Convex and Concave, 1955 Lithograph
M. C. Escher Another World, 1947 Wood engraving printed from three blocks
M. C. Escher Three Spheres I, 1945 Wood engraving
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