M. C. Escher

1898 - 1972

M. C. Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmʌurɪt͡s kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈɛʃər]; 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. Despite wide popular interest, Escher was for long somewhat neglected in the art world, even in his native Netherlands. He was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of M. C. Escher has received more than 2,855,743 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular artist.

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Among artists, M. C. Escher ranks 5 out of 61Before him are Hokusai, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, and Yoko Ono. After him are Jean Arp, Jusepe de Ribera, Roy Lichtenstein, Victor Vasarely, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, and Hans Holbein the Younger.

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Among people born in 1898, M. C. Escher ranks 8Before him are Bertolt Brecht, Erich Maria Remarque, Golda Meir, Sergei Eisenstein, Federico García Lorca, and Alvar Aalto. After him are Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, Herbert Marcuse, George Gershwin, C. S. Lewis, and Umm Kulthum. Among people deceased in 1972, M. C. Escher ranks 2Before him is Harry S. Truman. After him are Ip Man, Yasunari Kawabata, Edward VIII, Ezra Pound, Frederick IX of Denmark, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Igor Sikorsky, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, M. C. Escher ranks 19 out of 908Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Abel Tasman (1603), and Daniel Bernoulli (1700). After him are Rutger Hauer (1944), Willem Barentsz (1550), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), and William III of England (1650).

Among ARTISTS In Netherlands

Among artists born in Netherlands, M. C. Escher ranks 1After him are Theo van Doesburg (1883) and Theo Jansen (1948).