M.C. Escher Paintings

Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), also known as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is famous for his often mathematics-inspired mezzotints, lithographs, and woodcuts. His works include tessellations, explorations of infinity, architecture, and impossible constructions. Learn more »

Paintings by M.C. Escher in Chronological Order

Bookplate Bastiaan Kist, 1916 Chrysanthemum, 1916 Escher’s Father, 1916
Head of a Child, 1916 Baby, 1917 Mascot, 1917
Portrait of a Man, 1917 Railway Bridge, Oosterbeek, 1917 Self Portrait II, 1917
Skull, 1917 Smoking Warning, 1917 Young Thrush, 1917
Fiet van Stolk, 1918 Self Portrait, 1918 Sunflowers, 1918
The Rag Pickers, 1918 Life Force, 1919 Parrot, 1919
Portrait of a Bearded Man, 1919 Sea Shells, 1919 Seated Man with Cat on His Lap, 1919
Self Portrait, 1919 Skull, 1919 The Borger Oak, 1919
Twon Tree, 1919 White Cat I, 1919 White Cat II, 1919
Father with Magnifying Glass, 1920 Flower, 1920 In Mesquitas Classroom, 1920
Portrait of a Man, 1920 Poster, 1920 Roosje Ingen Housz, 120
Seated Old Woman, 1920 Self Portrait in a Chair, 1920 Flor de Pascua – Beautiful, 1921
Flor de Pascua – Fulfillment, 1921 Flor de Pascua – La Pensee, 1921 Flor de Pascua – The Scapegoat, 1921
Flor de Pascua – The Weathercock, 1921 Flor de Pascua – Theosophy, 1921 Flor de Pascua – Untitled, 1921
Flor de Pascua – Whore’s Superstition, 1921 Hand with Fir Cone, 1921 Perfume, 1921
Plane Filling Motif with Human Figures, 1921 The Sphere, 1921 Bookplate B.G. Escher, 1922
Eight Heads, 1922 Mural Mosaic in The Alhambra, 1922 San Gimignano, 1922
St. Francis preaching to the Birds, 1922 The Sea at the Mouth of the Ebro, 1922 Dolphins, 1923
Palm Tree, YEAR Ravello I, YEAR Ravello II, YEAR
Ravello III, 1923 San Gimignano, 1923 Self-Portrait, 1923
Saint Vincent Martyr, 1925 The 1st Day of the Creation, 1925 The 2nd Day of the Creation, 1925
Vitorchiano nel Cimino, 1925 Birds, 1926 The 3rd Day of the Creation, 1926
The 4th Day of the Creation, 1926 The 5th Day of the Creation, 1926 The 6th Day of the Creation, 1926
Procession in Crypt, 1927 Rome and the Griffin of Borgheses, 1927 Calanques de Piana, 1928
Castle in the Air, 1928 Citadel of Calvi Corsica, 1928 Citadel of Calvi Corsica, 1928
Kairouan Tunisia, 1929 Alfedena Abruzzi, 1929 Cimino Barbarano, 1929
Corsica Corte, 1929 Infant Arthur, 1929 Goriano Sicoli, 1929
The Bridge, 1930 Atrani, Coast of Amalfi, 1931 Cloister near Rocca Imperiale, Calabria, 1931
Coast of Amalfi, 1931 Covered Alley in Atrani, 1931 Emblemata – Anvil, 1931
Emblemata – Balance, 1931 Emblemata – Beehive, 1931 Emblemata – Buoy, 1931
Emblemata – Butterfly, 1931 Emblemata – Cactus, 1931 Emblemata – Candle Flame, 1931
Emblemata – Dice, 1931 Emblemata – Flint, 1931 Emblemata – Kite, 1931
Emblemata – Lute, 1931 Emblemata – Retreat, 1931 Emblemata – Signpost, 1931
Emblemata – Squirrel, 1931 Emblemata – Steamroller, 1931 Emblemata – Sundial, 1931
Emblemata – Toadstool, 1931 Emblemata – Vase, 1931 Emblemata – Well, 1931
Farmhouse, Ravello, 1931 Farmhouse, Ravello colour, 1931 Flowers, 1931
Frog, 1931 Initial A, 1931 Initial D, 1931
Initial D, 1931 Initial O, 1931 Initial S, 1931
Initial T, 1931 Initial V, 1931 Initial V, 1931
Padlock, 1931 Palm Tree, 1931 Ravello and the Coast of Amalfi, 1931
Scholastica, 1931 Scholastica (Bad Dream), 1931 Scholastica (cover), 1931
Scholastica (Flying Witch), 1931 Scholastica (The Bridge), 1931 Scholastica Illustration, 1931
Scholastica Illustration, 1931 Second title-page, 1931 Tropea, Calabria, 1931
View of Atrani, 1931 Vignette, 1931 Wateringcan, 1931
Weather Vane, 1931 Atrani, Coast of Amalfi, 1932 Italian Town, 1932
Lion of The Fountain in The Piazza al Ravello, 1932 Mumified Priests in Gangi, 1932 Porta Maria Dell’ Ospidale, 1932
San Cosimo, Ravello, 1932 San Michele Dei Frisone, Rome, 1932 Scholastica Illustration, 1932
Temple of Segeste, Sicily, 1932 The Hamlet of Turello, Southern Italy, 1932 Caltavuturo in The Madonie Mountains, Sicily, 1933
Cave Dwellings (near Sperlinga), Sicily, 1933 Cloister of Monreale, Sicily, 1933 Corte, Corsica, 1933
Fireworks, 1933 Lava Flow from Etna, 1933 Palm, 1933
Pineta of Calvi Corsica, 1933 Candle Mirror, 1934 Nocturnal Rome, 1934
Nocturnal Rome, 1934 Nocturnal Rome, 1934 Nocturnal Rome, 1934
Nocturnal Rome, 1934 Nocturnal Rome, 1934 Nocturnal Rome, Basilica of Constantine, 1934
Nocturnal Rome, Castel Sant’ Angelo, 1934 Nocturnal Rome, Colonade of St. Peter’s, 1934 Nocturnal Rome, Colosseum, 1934
Nocturnal Rome, Santa Maria del Popolo, 1934 Nonza, Corsica, 1934 Old Olive Tree, Corsica, 1934
Still Life with Spherical Mirror, YEAR Dream, YEAR Grasshopper, YEAR
Hand with Reflecting Sphere, 1935 Hell, copy after Hiernonymus Bosch, 1935 Inside St. Peter’s, Rome, 1935
Portrait of G.A. Escher, 1935 Scarabs, 1935 Sengela, Malta, 1935
House in The Lava near Nunziata, 1936 Prickly Flower, 1936 Snow, 1936
Systematic Study, 1936 Development I, 1937 Porthole, 1937
Still Life and Street, 1937 Bird Fish, 1938 Cycle, 1938
Day and Night, 1938 Sky and Water I, 1938 Sky and Water II, 1938
Two Birds, 1938 Delft, 1939 Development II, 1939
Development III, 1939 Metamorphosis II, 1939 Metamorphosis II excerpt 1, 1939
Metamorphosis II excerpt 2, 1939 Metamorphosis II excerpt 3, 1939 Metamorphosis II excerpt 4, 1939
Metamorphosis II excerpt 5, 1939 Metamorphosis II excerpt 6, 1939 Metamorphosis II excerpt 7, 1939
Bookplate, Dr. P.H.M. Travaglino, 1940 Fish, 1940 Plane Filling Motif with Reptiles, 1941
Fish, 1942 Lizard, 1942 Verbum, 1942
Ant, 1943 Blowball I, 1943 Blowball II, 1943
Reptiles Colour, 1943 Self-Portrait II, 1943 Still Life, 1943
Doric Columns, 1945 Temporary Academy Diploma , 1945 Three Spheres I, 1945
Eye, 1946 Eye Colour, 1946 Gallery, 1946
Horseman, 1946 Horsemen, 1946 Magic Mirror, 1946
Mumified Frog, 1946 New Year’s Greeting Card, 1946 Three Spheres II, 1946
High and Low, 1947 Other World, 1947 Synthesis, 1947
Drawing Hands, 1948 Stars, 1948 Study for Stars, 1948
Twelve Birds, 1948 Double Planetoid, 1949 Double Planetoid Colour, 1949
Fish and Frogs, 1949 New Year’s Greeting Card, 1949 Plane Filling Motif with Birds, 1949
Regular Division of The Plane with Birds, 1949 Butterflies, 1950 Circle Limit with Butterflies, 1950
Contrast (Order and Chaos), 1950 Les Eyzies France, 1950 Rippled Surface Colour, 1950
Spherical Self Portrait, 1950 Tapestry, 1950 Curl Up, 1951
House of Stairs, 1951 Mosaic I, 1951 Unicorns, 1951
Predestination, 1951 Prelim Drawing Ceiling Decoration for Philips, 1951 Gravitation, 1952
4 Graphic Artists, 1952 The four elements – Earth, 1952 The four elements – Air, 1952
The four elements – Fire, 1952 The four elements – Water, 1952 Puddle, 1952
Two Intersecting Planes, 1952 Two Intersecting Planes Colour, 1952 Concentric Rinds Colour, 1953
Cubic space division, 1953 A donkey, 1953 Spirals, 1953
Bookplate A.R.A. Wertheim, 1954 7 Black and 6 White Fishes, 1954 Tetrahedral Planetoid, 1954
Three Intersecting Planes, 1954 Three Intersecting Planes Colour, 1954 Convex and Concave, 1955
Depth, 1955 Liberation, 1955 Rind, 1955
Three Worlds, 1955 Bond of Union, 1956 Division, 1956
Circular Fish, 1956 Print Gallery, 1956 Smaller & Smaller, 1956
Smaller & Smaller Colour, 1956 Swans, 1956 Cube with Magic Ribbons, 1957
Mosaic II, 1957 Regular Division of The Plane I, 1957 Regular Division of The Plane III, 1957
Regular Division of The Plane IV, 1957 Regular Division of the Plane kakemono, 1957 Regular Division of The Plane V, 1957
Regular Division of The Plane VI, 1957 Whirlpools, 1957 Belvedere, 1958
Polyhedron with Flowers, 1958 Sphere Spirals, 1958 Sphere Surface with Fishes, 1958
Sphere Surface with Fishes Colour, 1958 Circle Limit III, 1959 Fishes and Scales, 1959
Flat Worms, 1959 Ascending & Descending, 1960 Circle Limit IV, 1960
Flower, 1961 Four Regular Solids, 1961 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, 1961
Moebius Strip I, YEAR Woods near Menton, YEAR Fishes in Waves, YEAR
Moebius Strip II, 1964 Square Limit, 1964 Square Limit Colour, 1964
Knots Colour, 1965 Knot, 1966 Path of Life III, 1966
Metamorphosis III, 1967-1968 Metamorphosis III, 1967-1968 Metamorphosis III, 1967-1968
Metamorphosis III excerpt 1, 1967-1968 Metamorphosis III excerpt 2, 1967-1968 Metamorphosis III excerpt 3, 1967-1968
Metamorphosis III excerpt 4, 1967-1968 Metamorphosis III excerpt 5, 1967-1968 Metamorphosis III excerpt 6, 1967-1968
Metamorphosis III excerpt 7, 1967-1968 Metamorphosis III excerpt 8, 1967-1968 Snakes, 1969
Balcony Birds in Space Castrovalva
Circle Limit IV Concentric Rinds Crab Canon
Dogs Dragon Dwarves
Encounter Fish Fish & Boat
Fluorescent Sea Flying Fish Gecko
Horseman Interlaced Hexagon Lizard
Lizard 2 Lizards Relativity lattice
Reptiles Rippled Surface Scheme
Shells and Starfish Symmetry Drawing Symmetry Watercolor 106 Bird
Symmetry Watercolor 55 Fish Symmetry Watercolor 70 Butterfly Symmetry Watercolor 94 Fish
Tower of Babel Verblife Tin Waterfall

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