Boston Public Library's M. C. Escher prints, opens a new window have been digitized and are now available for public viewing via Digital Commonwealth, opens a new window. The Dutch draftsman and printmaker from The Netherlands, born in 1898, worked in a number of printmaking techniques, including woodcut, wood engraving, and linoleum cut. BPL’s collection shows the broad range of Escher’s talent as a printmaker, including his optical illusion prints, opens a new window.
Four of the BPL's Escher prints have also been loaned to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opens a new window as part of the exhibition M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions, opens a new window, running through May 28, 2018: Puddle, opens a new window; Rippled Surface, opens a new window; Still Life with Mirror, opens a new window; and Sky and Water II, opens a new window.
Many thanks to the Associates of the Boston Public Library, opens a new window for funding to digitize these prints.