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