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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Jews in the Synagogue - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jews in the Synagogue
The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch... - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch...
The Good Samaritan - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Good Samaritan
Six's Bridge - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Six's Bridge
Frederick Rihel on Horseback 1663 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Frederick Rihel on Horseback 1663
Sheet Of Sketches With A Portrait Of Saskia - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Sheet Of Sketches With A Portrait Of Saskia
Self-Portrait with Lace Collar c. 1629 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self-Portrait with Lace Collar c. 1629
A bearded man, half-length, in profile to the left - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
A bearded man, half-length, in profile to the left
Titus 1655 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Titus 1655
Saint Paul A Sa Table De Travail,nuremberg 1629 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Saint Paul A Sa Table De Travail,nuremberg 1629
Christ appearing to the Apostles - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ appearing to the Apostles
Self Portrait In A Slant Fur Cap Bust - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self Portrait In A Slant Fur Cap Bust
The Nightwatch 1642 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Nightwatch 1642
Bust Of An Old Bearded Man, Looking Down, Three Quarters... - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Bust Of An Old Bearded Man, Looking Down, Three Quarters...
Susanna and the Elders - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Susanna and the Elders
Self Portrait as the Apostle St Paul - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self Portrait as the Apostle St Paul
Portrait of Saskia with a Flower 1641 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Saskia with a Flower 1641
Detail Capture De Samson,francfort A M 1636 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Detail Capture De Samson,francfort A M 1636
Self-portrait as a young man with a black beret - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self-portrait as a young man with a black beret
Christ returning from the Temple with his Parents - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ returning from the Temple with his Parents
The Holy Family with Angels 1645 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Holy Family with Angels 1645
A Beggar seated warming his Hands at a Chafing Dish - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
A Beggar seated warming his Hands at a Chafing Dish
The Angel Leaving Tobias And His Family - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Angel Leaving Tobias And His Family
Portrait of Nicolaas van Bambeeck 1641 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Nicolaas van Bambeeck 1641

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