M.C. Escher Timeline

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M.C. Escher was born in the Dutch province of Friesland

June 17, 1898

Wright Brothers flew the first plane

12/17/1903

The Titanic sank

04/14/1912 - 04/15/1912

Escher completed first graphic work, a lineoleum cut of his father, G.A. Escher

1916

Painted the white cat that his landlady gave him as a gift

1919

Escher's first one-man exhibition is held in Sienna, 'Circolo Artistico'

8/13/1923 - 8/26/1923

Married his wife, Jetta

06/12/1924

First son, George A Escher born

07/23/1926

Second son, Arthur E. Escher born

12/08/1928

Third son, Jan Escher born

03/06/1938

Father passed

06/14/1939

Mother passed

05/27/40

Was Knighted by the Knight Hood of the Order of Oranje Nassau

04/27/1955

Awarded cultural prize of the city of Hilversum

03/1965

Wife, Jetta, moved back to Switzerland where she lived for the rest of her life.

1968

Escher Foundation set up

1968

Escher made his last graphic work, a woodcut, 'Snakes'

July 1969

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the moon

07/20/1969

M.C. Escher passed at the age of 73 in the hospital in Hilversum

03/27/1972