Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is the most celebrated Dutch Baroque painter and printmaker of his time.

Rembrandt Summary:

  • He was the ninth child from a large family.
  • Left university to pursue art full-time and trained under several Dutch artists.
  • At the tender age of nineteen, he opened his own studio.
  • He had a sprawling collection of self-portraits.
  • He is known for his use of chiaroscuro, the blending of light and dark, in his paintings.

Rembrandt’s Famous Paintings:

  • Night Watch (1642)
  • Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp (1632)
  • The Blinding of Samson (1636)
  • Return of the Prodigal Son (1665)
  • Self Portrait (1659-1660)
  • Artist in his Studio (1628)

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