Cornelis Escher is one of the world’s most popular graphic artists. He was
born on June 17, 1898, in the Netherlands.
When he was 21 years old, Escher
began studying architecture because it was something his father wanted him
to do. But Escher didn’t like it. After only one week, Escher dropped his
architecture classes and started studying graphic design.
After finishing school, he traveled
to countries like Italy, Spain, and the United States, displaying his work
in galleries and museums. Escher loved to draw and engrave wood. He was a
master of symmetry, as seen in his many tessellating works. Some of his
artwork shows impossible spaces and situations. Even after his death in
1972, Escher’s artwork continues to amaze millions of people all over the
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