|Drawing Hands, 1948, M.C. Escher|
Born a hundred years ago, and better known perhaps as M.C. Escher, he was something of a failure as an artist in his early life. Supported largely by his family, he seldom earned more than a few hundred dollars a year from his artwork. However in 1954, at the age of 56, a big show atAmsterdam's Stedelijk Museummade him an instant success. His work went on to inspire a Pulitzer Prize winning book of his prints which compared him to Johan Sebastian Bach and the German mathematician, Kurt Goedel. In such left-brained company, the logical souls of the world of science and engineering had an artist they could love.
|Waterfall, 1961, M.C. Escher|