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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 3,899,924 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. M. C. Escher is the 4th most popular artist (up from 5th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 19th in 2019) 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 4 out of 78Before him are Hokusai, Andy Warhol, and Marcel Duchamp. After him are Yoko Ono, Hans Holbein the Younger, Jusepe de Ribera, Victor Vasarely, Jean Arp, Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, and Hiroshige.

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

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, M. C. Escher ranks 18 out of 1,427Before him are Hugo Grotius (1583), Mata Hari (1876), Abel Tasman (1603), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), and Hendrik Lorentz (1853). After him are William III of England (1650), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Willem Barentsz (1550), 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).