Born in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, Escher was the fourth child. Five years after, his family moved to Arnhem, where he spent most of his childhood. His father, a working civil engineer, had a huge influence on Escher's obsession with architecture and mathematics. Although incredibly intelligent, Escher failed all of his high schools exams and barely made it into the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem.
Manipulated architecture, perspective drawing and fantasy, Escher created his own and unique worlds with meticulous detail, mathematically accurate but physically impossible and his work is much appreciated here!