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image of Escher's Father, G.A. Escher M.C. Escher (artist)
Dutch, 1898 - 1972
Escher's Father, G.A. Escher, 1916
linoleum cut in purple on wove paper
sheet (trimmed to image (excluding signature tab) lR): 22.5 x 16.4 cm (8 7/8 x 6 7/16 in.)
Bool 1981, no. 1
Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt Collection
All M.C. Escher works © Cordon Art-Baarn-the Netherlands. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
1983.109.1
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From the Tour: M.C. Escher — Life and Work
Object 1 of 24

Escher's first prints were made from linoleum blocks. This portrait of Escher's father, George A. Escher (1843-1939), is the earliest print by the artist. His father, who was a civil engineer, instilled in him a lifelong interest in mathematics and science.

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