M. C. Escher

1898 - 1972

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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 most of his life 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 3,434,813 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). M. C. Escher is the 5th most popular artist, the 19th most popular biography from Netherlands and the most popular Dutch Artist.

M. C. Escher is most famous for his drawings of impossible structures, such as animals that are turned inside out or staircases that go up and down at the same time.

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Among artists, M. C. Escher ranks 5 out of 77Before him are Hokusai, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, and Yoko Ono. After him are Victor Vasarely, Hans Holbein the Younger, Jean Arp, Jusepe de Ribera, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Among people born in 1898, M. C. Escher ranks 8Before him are René Magritte, Erich Maria Remarque, Sergei Eisenstein, Golda Meir, Federico García Lorca, and Alvar Aalto. After him are Enzo Ferrari, George Gershwin, Zhou Enlai, C. S. Lewis, Herbert Marcuse, and Umm Kulthum. Among people deceased in 1972, M. C. Escher ranks 4Before him are Harry S. Truman, Ip Man, and Edward VIII. After him are Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Ezra Pound, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Igor Sikorsky, and Kwame Nkrumah.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, M. C. Escher ranks 19 out of 1,209Before him are Hugo Grotius (1583), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), and Abel Tasman (1603). After him are William III of England (1650), Willem Barentsz (1550), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), and Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837).

Among ARTISTS In Netherlands

Among artists born in Netherlands, M. C. Escher ranks 1After him are Theo van Doesburg (1883), Theo Jansen (1948), Bas Jan Ader (1942), and Joseph Smit (1836).