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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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Saskia as Flora (detail) 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Saskia as Flora (detail) 1634
Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels
Nude Man Seated on the Ground with One Leg Extended - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Nude Man Seated on the Ground with One Leg Extended
Cone Shell (Conus marmoreus) - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Cone Shell (Conus marmoreus)
Old Man With Flowing Beard Looking Down Left 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Old Man With Flowing Beard Looking Down Left 1631
Jan Rijcksen and his Wife, Griet Jans ('The Shipbuilder... - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jan Rijcksen and his Wife, Griet Jans ('The Shipbuilder...
Presentation Au Temple,la Haye 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Presentation Au Temple,la Haye 1631
Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem 1630 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem 1630
Two Studies Of A Bird Of Paradise - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Two Studies Of A Bird Of Paradise
Seated Female Nude 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Seated Female Nude 1631
The Abduction Of Ganymede - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Abduction Of Ganymede
Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Nicolaes Ruts 1631
Portrait of Jacob III de Gheyn - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Jacob III de Gheyn
Cornelia Pronck, Wife of Albert Cuyper - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Cornelia Pronck, Wife of Albert Cuyper
Hendrickje Bathing in a River 1654 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Hendrickje Bathing in a River 1654
Self Portrait at an Early Age - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self Portrait at an Early Age
Balaam's Ass 1626 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Balaam's Ass 1626
"History Painting"
Clement de Jonghe Printseller - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Clement de Jonghe Printseller
Stoning of St. Stephen - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Stoning of St. Stephen
Bust Of An Old Man With Flowing Beard And White Sleeve - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Bust Of An Old Man With Flowing Beard And White Sleeve
De Staalmeesters - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
De Staalmeesters
Three Sketches Of The Prodigal Son With A Whore (detail) - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Three Sketches Of The Prodigal Son With A Whore (detail)
Deposition from the Cross 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Deposition from the Cross 1634
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