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ID: 500007222
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500007222

 
Record Type: Person
Escher, M. C. (Dutch printmaker, graphic artist, and illustrator, 1898-1972)

Note: Dutch printmaker best known for his fantastic visions of the natural world structured into impossible visual puzzles and perspective games. In his works, the division of the picture plane is concerned with metamorphosis and images multiplied to infinity. These images are typically rendered in black and white, in a severe, stylized manner.

Names:
Escher, M. C. (preferred,V,index,LC)
M. C. Escher (V,display)
Escher, Maurits Cornelis (V)
Maurits Cornelis Escher (V)
Escher, Mauricio (U)

Nationalities:
Dutch (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
printmaker
graphic artist
draftsman
designer
illustrator

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Leeuwarden (Friesland, Netherlands) (inhabited place)
Died:  Hilversum (North Holland, Netherlands) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Escher, M. C. (I)

Biographies:
(Dutch printmaker, graphic artist, and illustrator, 1898-1972) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Dutch printmaker, 1898-1972) ..... [BHA]
(Dutch printmaker, 1898-1972) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Dutch artist, 1898-) ..... [WCP]
(Dutch artist, born 1898) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Dutch artist, 1898-1972) ..... [AVERY]
(Dutch artist) ..... [AVERY]
(Dutch printmaker, 1898-1972) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1898-1972) ..... [GRL]
(Dutch artist, 1898-1972) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Escher, Mauricio ........ [GRL]
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79007761
Escher, Maurits Cornelis ........ [AVERY, BHA Preferred, GRL, GRLPA Preferred, Grove Art, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.................................................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
.................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79007761
.................................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Escher, M. C. ........ [AVERY, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
...........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
...........................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
...........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
...........................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "M. C. Escher." Acessed 07/30/03
...........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79007761
Maurits Cornelis Escher ........ [VP]
...............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
M. C. Escher ........ [AVERY, MoMA Preferred, VP]
.........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.........................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
.........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, GRL, GRLPA, Grove Art, MoMA, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 10 October 2007
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79007761
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grosse Lexikon der Graphik (1984)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "M. C. Escher." Acessed 07/30/03
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79007761
....................  Parry, Contemporary Art (1978)
....................  Phaidon Dictionary of Twentieth Century Art (1973)
....................  Scheen, Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars, 1750-1880 (1981)
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "M. C. Escher." Acessed 07/30/03
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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