A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 1, 1954

Some of you may have recognized the name Maurits Escher in the story in TIME'S Art section last week about the success of Escher's first U.S. exhibition. Escher was first introduced to TIME readers three years ago. His U.S. show was a direct outgrowth of that earlier introduction.

It all started in the winter of 1951 when our part-time correspondent in Holland, Israel Shenker, heard about the work of Escher, a little known Dutch graphic artist, and tracked him down. Shenker was struck by Escher's technique and cabled our editors that he was worth reporting. The result was a long story which...

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