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Did you know that M. C. Escher was born today in 1898? He was a Dutch artist. During his lifetime, M.C. Escher created 448 lithographs and woodcuts; and more than 2000 drawings and sketches. He was inspired by the world around him including nature, landscapes, people, and architecture. His art was also inspired by mathematics and explores perspective, tessellation (patterns formed by ‘tiles’ that interlock), and different kinds of geometry. Some of his famous works include: Relativity, Waterfall, Drawing Hands, Sky and Water I, and Metamorphosis I-III.

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Bonus Facts:
M.C. Escher’s name is Maurits Cornelis Escher. His friends and family called him “Mauk”.

Although M.C. Escher was a talented artist even at a young age, he struggled with traditional schooling.

Escher was fascinated by the tile patterns in the Alhambra and studied them closely. These patterns, or tessellations inspired his later works.

Although Escher thought that he had no mathematical ability, he regularly corresponded with and read the papers of many mathematicians. In 1954, Escher’s work was displayed and viewed by the International Congress of Mathematicians.

M.C. Escher was left handed.

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