M. C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist known for his innovative work that first bridged the gap between art and maths. Escher merged his impeccable talent for drawing with his interest in mathematics to create truly original work, in a time when abstract art was the norm. He impressively taught himself the theories of geometry that he needed to achieve his complex images, which were printed in lithography or wood engraving. These intricate processes required much time, and over his career of 60 years he produced 448 incredibly precise prints- an average of only 7 or 8 a year. Explore Escher's illustrated world of illusion through our faithfully reproduced prints.