M. C. Escher  (Dutch, 1898-1972) 

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M. C. Escher Biography
1898   Born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands
1918 - 1919   Attends Technical College in Delft
1919 - 1922   Studied at the School of Architecture and Ornamental Design in Haarlem
1924   Married Jetta Umiker and settled in Rome until 1935
1972   Died in Hilversum
Selected Exhibitions
2008   M.C. Escher - Gl. Holtegaard, Holte (solo)
2008   M.C. Escher: Rhythm of Illusion - Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI (solo)
2008   Approximately Infinite Universe - New Jerseyy, Basel
2008   To Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Contemporary Art - Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2007   An Escher Block Party - The Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC (solo)
2007   M.C. Escher - Rhythm of Illusion - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (solo)
2006   Illusion und Wirklichkeit. M.C. Escher - Adolf Luther - Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
2003   Das Endlose Rätsel - Dali und die Magier der Mehrdeutigkeit - Stiftung Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf
2003   Maurits Escher (1889-1972) - The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (solo)
2002   M.C. Escher - Bunkamura, Tokyo (solo)
2002   Ik en de buitenwereld vlak bij huis - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem
2001   M.C. Escher - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
1998   M.C. Escher (1898-1972): A Celebration - National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON (solo)
1998   M.C. Escher - Kresge Art Museum, Lansing, MI (solo)
1998   M. C. Escher - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem (solo)
1992   Adam & Eve - Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama
1984   Maurits C. Escher - Musee de Charlevoix , La Malbaie, QC (solo)
1968   Mickelson Gallery, Washington DC
1968   The Hague (Gemeentemuseum)
1934   Dutch Historical Institute in Rome
1926   'Gruppo Romano Incisori Artisti' Rome
1923   First one-man exhibition in Sienna, 'Circolo Artistico'.
  Public Collections
Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota Aichi, Japan
Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu City, Japan
Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem, The Netherlands
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
1990   'Visions of Symmetry: Notebooks, Periodic Drawings, and Related Works of M.C. Escher' by Doris Schattschneider
1989   'Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite'
1986   'M.C. Escher: Art and Science', edited by H.M.S. Coxeter, R. Penrose and M.L. Teuber
1983   'M.C. Escher, 29 Master Prints'
1981   'Leven en Werk van M.C. Escher' (M.C. Escher. His Life and Complete Graphic Work) by F.H. Bool, J.R. Krist, J.L. Locher and F. Wierda
1979   'Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid' by Douglas Hofstadter
1976   'De Toverspiegel van M.C. Escher' by Bruno Ernst
1971   'De werelden van M.C. Escher' (The World of M.C. Escher)
1965   'Symmetry Aspects of M.C. Escher's Periodic Drawings' by Caroline H. MacGillavry
1959   'Grafiek en tekeningen M.C. Escher' (The Graphic Work of M.C. Escher)
1958   'Regelmatige vlak verdeling' (The Regular Division of the Plane), written and illustrated by Escher