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Maurits Cornelis Escher
(1898 - 1972)

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1898 Born 17 June in Leeuwarden
1903 Family moves to Arnhem, Holland
1917 Family moves to Oosterbeek, Holland
1918 Attends Technical College in Delft
1919 Attends the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem, takes lessons with S. Jessurun de Mesquita
1921 Illustrates Flor de Pascua with woodcuts
1922 Moves to Italy for the next 13 years
1923 First one-man exhibition is held in Sienna
1924 First exhibition in Holland
1924 Marries Jetta Umiker
1926 Exhibition in Rome - 'Gruppo Romano Incisori Artisti'
1934 Exhibits at the Dutch Historical Institute in Rome
1935 The Escher family moves to Switzerland
1937 The Escher family moves to Brussels, Belgium
1940 The German occupation forces the Escher's to move to The Netherlands, the following year finds him in Baarn, Holland - where he spends the rest of his life
1954 Large one-man exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in conjunction with the International Mathematical Conference
1955 Receives the Knighthood of the Order of Oranje Nassau
1958 Regelmatige vlak verdeling (The Regular Division of the Plane), written and illustrated by Escher is published
1960 Escher holds an exhibition and lectures in conjunction with the Congress of the International Union of Crystallography in Cambridge, England
1972 Dies 27 March
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