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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 ? October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.

Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, his later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardship. Yet his drawings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high and for twenty years he taught nearly every important Dutch painter. Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are exemplified especially in his portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. The self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.

In both painting and printmaking he exhibited a complete knowledge of classical iconography, which he molded to fit the requirements of his own experience; thus, the depiction of a biblical scene was informed by Rembrandt's knowledge of the specific text, his assimilation of classical composition, and his observations of the Jewish population of Amsterdam. Because of his empathy for the human condition, he has been called "one of the great prophets of civilization."
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Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee
Diana and her Nymphs Bathing, with Actaeon and Callisto - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Diana and her Nymphs Bathing, with Actaeon and Callisto
Apostle Paul in Prison - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Apostle Paul in Prison
Biblical Scene - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Biblical Scene
Old Man Praying - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Old Man Praying
Christ at Emmaus - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ at Emmaus
Andromeda - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Andromeda
Self-Portrait 1661 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self-Portrait 1661
A Young Girl Leaning on a Window-Sill - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
A Young Girl Leaning on a Window-Sill
John the Baptist Preaching - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
John the Baptist Preaching
Winter Landscape 1646 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Winter Landscape 1646
Portrait of Rembrandt's Mother - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Rembrandt's Mother
Sketche Of The Prodigal Son With A Whore - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Sketche Of The Prodigal Son With A Whore
The King Uzziah Stricken with Leprosy - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The King Uzziah Stricken with Leprosy
Self Portrait with a Cap, openmouthed - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self Portrait with a Cap, openmouthed
Philosopher in Meditation 1632 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Philosopher in Meditation 1632
A Girl at a Window - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
A Girl at a Window
Christ On The Cross - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ On The Cross
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Adoration of the Shepherds 1 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Adoration of the Shepherds 1
Circumcision 1669 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Circumcision 1669
David Presenting the Head of Goliath to King Saul - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
David Presenting the Head of Goliath to King Saul
Abraham and Isaac - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Abraham and Isaac
Susanna and the Elders (detail) 1647 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Susanna and the Elders (detail) 1647
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