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M.C. Escher
[Dutch Illustrator, 1898-1972]

• Also known as:  Maurits Cornelis Escher
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Op Art.
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    M.C. Escher Works Online    
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Commercial Galleries:  Galleries: We invite you to register and list your site (no charge for this service)
Original works by M.C. Escher available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteEscher in Het Paleis, The Hague, Netherlands

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
M.C. Escher -- Life and Work

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Many works

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

San Jose Museum of Art, California
Several images from a 2007 exhibition

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteM.C. Escher at The Art Renewal Center
10 works online

Notable SiteM.C. Escher at The Artchive

M.C. Escher at CGFA

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

eTapetnet Desktop Wallpapers

Humanities Web

M.C. Escher at ImageNETion

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

Xaya Image Scans

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteEscher Art Collection

Notable SiteM.C. Escher Foundation

Notable SitePágina de M.C. Escher (mostly in Spanish)  

Notable SiteThe Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher
A discussion of the mathematical logic behind some of Escher's works

Notable SiteThe World of Escher

Notable SiteZvi Har'El's M.C. Escher Collection

John Prazak's Inventors & Designers Page
3D models based on a few of the works of M.C. Escher

Sara Joan's Digital Page

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on M.C. Escher  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Brain-Juice - 20th Century Biographies

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Magic of M. C. Escher

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The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher

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M. C. Escher

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The M.C. Escher Jigsaw Puzzle Book

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M.C. Escher: 29 Master prints

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Escher On Escher

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M.C. Escher: Life and Work

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M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles

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M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work


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