Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.
He was born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, as the fourth and youngest son of a civil engineer. After 5 years the family moved to Arnhem where Escher spent most of his youth. After failing his high school exams, Maurits ultimately was enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem but soon changed to study graphic art instead of architecture.
He played with architecture, perspective and impossible spaces. His art continues to amaze and wonder millions of people all over the world. In his work we recognize his keen observation of the world around us and the expressions of his own fantasies. M.C. Escher shows us that reality is wondrous, comprehensible and fascinating.
Artipoppe is fortunate to have been accepted as a licensee for Escher’s images.
More info about M.C. Escher can be found on mcescher.com, the official website published by the M.C. Escher Foundation and The M.C. Escher Company, B.V.
The copyrights in all images by M.C. Escher are owned by The M.C. Escher Company B.V., P.O. Box 101, 3740 AC Baarn, the Netherlands.
Sofie Hermans (°1986, Genk – Belgium) is a freelance textile designer specialized in pattern design. Sofie has a strong passion and fascination for prints and has been designing for Artipoppe since 2012.
Next to designing, Sofie is teaching pattern design & textile techniques at Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design. Sporadically she develops textile accessories with prints produced in limited-editions. For an impression of her designs, work & accessories please visit www.sofiehermans.be