Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 - 1972)

Dutch artist known for his art featuring mathematically related themes. His work features impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, tessellations, and non-Euclidean geometry. Escher’s artwork often contained mathematical objects including, polyhedra like the stellated dodecahedron and the Möbius strip. Much of his work features aspects of symmetry including all 17 wallpaper groups.

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Stamp Description
Netherlands, 6c, 1935
Scott: B81 SP68
Netherlands Antilles, 6c, 1949
Scott: 206 A42
Netherlands Antilles, 25c, 1949
Scott: 207 A42
Netherlands, 10c, 1949
Scott: 323 A78
Netherlands, 29c, 1949
Scott: 324 A78
Austria, 4s, 1981
Scott: 1187 A585
Netherlands, 80c, 1998
Scott: 1004 A378