1898 Born in the Dutch Province of Friesland.
1907 Started learning carpentry and piano. He never officially graduated because he failed his final exams.
1913 Escher met his lifelong friend Bas Kist.
1917 Esher's family moved to Oosterbeek, Holland.
1918 Escher began private lessons and studies in architecture.
1919 Escher was not allowed to serve in the military because of poor health. He also got a white cat from his land lady.
1921 Escher and his parents went to Italy to see the Riviera.
1922 Escher went to Italy in April. When he left, his mother said, "Son, don't smoke too much."
1923 In March, Escher was still painting in Italy.
1924 In February, he did his first one man show, and June 12 married Jetta Umiker.
1925 His house was finished.
1925 Escher created his famous woodcuts, Days of Creation shortly after his brother died in a mountaineering accident.
1926 Escher and his wife bought a house. Also in late July his son George was born.
1930 The "Castrolva" was finished, and he had another son, Arthur.
1931 Escher was too sick to paint.
1934 Escher and his family went to the sea shore. Meanwhile his work was doing well.
1935 Traveled to his parents house, and moved his family to Switzerland.
1936 Escher went to Alhambra to study Moorish tiling.
1937 Escher moved to Ukkel.
1939 Escher's father died June 14 .
1957 Escher was asked to do a wall painting for the Dutch city of Utrecht.
1960 Escher's first book of 76 works came out . It was called Grafiek en Tekeningen.
1962 Planned a trip to Boston; though it never took place.
1968 Escher's wife moved to Switzerland and stayed there the rest of his life.
1970 Had a round surgery and then moved to Lauren, Netherlands.
1970 A biography, The World of M.C. Escher, was published in Dutch. It was later translated into English.
1972 Escher died on March 27. He
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