Tessellation Artists

Tessellation Artists

Of interest is just how many people ‘out there’ are undertaking Escher-like tessellation art. Andrew Crompton, a practising tessellation artist, from as far back as 1984, wondered about this, and indeed, placed an advert asking for tessellation artists to come forward. As a result of this, and his own investigations, he produced a list of 54 people up to 2010, when his interest ceased. Latterly, Patrick Snels then continued with this in his own way, with a database building upon Crompton’s work, and adding a few more instances of his own. And there the matter has lain undisturbed for a good few years. To this end, I have now taken it upon myself to continue and update this work, and of which, pleasingly, the number of artists is increasing, considerably so. However, the question arises as to work fit for inclusion. People’s interest in tessellation varies, from people who have spent a lifetime in the field, to dilettantes, of just a brief interest in passing, sometimes of just a single instance. Who to include therefore is not as straightforward as task as may be thought. Escher-like tessellation is popular in school work, and so many young people do Escher-like tessellation, although their work is largely without merit, and so of little need for an ‘official’ listing. However, there are adults, such as Otto van Eersel, who have just the one tessellation to their name, and been published. And indeed, adults who have books to their with next to no understanding of the issues! At times, it is an invidious task. The listing below therefore is somewhat subjective, of nearly 100 artists/designers, and so essentially reflects this, but is indeed thorough. These included have displayed at least one work of some degree of merit, or have otherwise some degree of notoriety, such as books. As ever, I am open to further suggestions to this listing. This is really a bare minimum listing, of name, birth and country. Frequently, the backgrounds details are left open-ended. Although I could at least try and pursue some of these people, I judge the time required better spent elsewhere. An open invitation to the artists concerned; by all means send me in your details. In due course I would like to add biographical details, separately, below the main listing. Crompton gives brief background detail. Again, I judge the time required to pursue this better spent elsewhere. By all means write a few lines, or more, on yourself.
Of the listing, the US, UK and Japan dominates (indeed, there is even a Japanese Tessellation design association, with many members, something of which no other country aspires to). Further, there are considerably more male artists than female, by a remarkable degree. 

Name

Born

Country

Aitch, Paul

 

United Kingdom

Akroyde, Pete

 

?

Amiraslan Jamal Jamalov

 

Azerbaijan

Annal, David

1934-2008

United Kingdom

August, John

 

United States

Bailey, David

1959-

United Kingdom

Bard, David

 

United States

Bareiss, Seth

1964-2014

United States

Beyer, Jinny

1941-

United States

Bilney, Bruce

 

Australia

Brisse, François

 

Canada

Brade, Sam

 

United Kingdom

Champagne, Francine

 

Canada

Chow, William

 

United States

Coles, Kelvin

1961-

United Kingdom

Crol, René

 

?

Crompton, Andrew

 

United Kingdom

Davey, Paul

 

United Kingdom

David, Hop

 

United States

Davis, Nathan

 

Australia

Edwards, Chris X

 

United States

Eersel, Otto van

1925-

Netherlands

Escher, Maurits Cornelis

1898-1972

Netherlands

Fugita, Shin

 

Japan

Fairbanks, Thomas

 

United States

Fathauer, Robert

 

United States

Fisher, Adrian

 

United Kingdom

Fisher, Seth

 

Japan

Garcia, Doly

 

Spain

Garrett, David

 

 

Gelenscar, Klara

 

Hungary

Hassell, Richard

 

Australia-Singapore

Hodgetts, Blake

 

United States

Huseynaliyev, Huseynali

 

Azerbaijan

Ingalls, Robert

 

United States

Jamal, Jamalov

 

Azerbaijan

Kerr, Sam

 

United Kingdom

Kannari, Tomomi

 

Japan

Kubo, Michio

Fl. 1968

Japan

Leys, Jos

 

Belgium

Moser, Koloman

1868-1918

Austria

Nicolas, Alain

1947-

France

Nimmo, Wouter M.

 

Netherlands

Osborn, John A. L.

 1929-2017

United States

Kaminari, Satoshi

 

Japan

Kaplan, Craig

 

Canada

Kauffmann, Robert

 

United States

Khodot, Alexander

 

Russia

Komodo, Kurt

 

United States?

Kuiper, Hans

 

Netherlands

Landry, Kenneth

 

United States

Lefelhocz, John W.

 

United States

Leys, Jos

1928-

Netherlands?

Maynard, Philip

 

United Kingdom

McClure, Royce

 

New Zealand

McNeil, Jim

 

United States

Malinowski, Marcin

1971-

Poland

Molgora, Jorge

 

Mexico

Mooren, Rick

 

Netherlands

Nakamura, Makato

1947-

Japan

Nylander, Paul

 

United States

Paulus, J. George

1910-1995

United States

Penrose, Roger

1931-

United Kingdom

Pike, Geoff

 

United Kingdom

Possati, Davide

 

?

Prokhorov, Nikita

 

Russia

Raba, Raoul

 

France

Raedschelders, Peter

 

Belgium

Riesen, Guillaume

 

Brazil

Ribault, Dominique

 

France

Rice, Marjorie

1923-

United States

Robb, Herb

 

United States

Rodgers, Caspar

 

United Kingdom

Rooij, Peter van

 

Netherlands

Yoshida, Yasukiyo (Sakuramederu) 

 

Japan

Sato (or Satou), Takashi

 

Japan

Scalfittura, Nick

 

United States

Schenk, Robert

 

United States

Sef (pseudonym)

 

?

Shearer, Christine

 

United States

Shigeru, Satoshi

 

Japan

Sirett, Nathalie

 

?

Snels, Patrick

 

Netherlands

Stapel, Mark

 

United States

Sundram, Sanjay 

 

India

Sullivan, David B.

 

United States

Talbot, Jonathon

 

United States

Teeters, Joseph

 

United States

Thomas, Dylan

 

Canada

Turner, Michael 

 

United States

Wallace, David

 

?

Watson, Chris

 

United Kingdom

Wenger, Bill

 

United States

Williams, David

 

United Kingdom

Wilson, Michael 

 

United States

Wylie, Daniel

 

?

Wyniger, Henk

 

Germany

Yoshiaki, Araki

 

Japan


Created 21 March 2017. Last Updated: 29 March 2017
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