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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Supper at Emmaus 1648 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Supper at Emmaus 1648
The Risen Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen 1638 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Risen Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen 1638
La Resurrection De Lazare,los Angeles 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
La Resurrection De Lazare,los Angeles 1631
Portrait of the Young Saskia 1633 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of the Young Saskia 1633
Le Christ Entre Deux Larrons,louvre 1653 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Le Christ Entre Deux Larrons,louvre 1653
Girl with a Broom - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Girl with a Broom
Johannes Wtenbogaert, Remonstrant Minister - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Johannes Wtenbogaert, Remonstrant Minister
Self-portrait 1640 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self-portrait 1640
The Blinding of Samson 1636 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Blinding of Samson 1636
St. Joseph's Dream - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
St. Joseph's Dream
Le Combat De Jacob Avec L Ange,berlin 1660 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Le Combat De Jacob Avec L Ange,berlin 1660
An Old Man in Military Costume - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
An Old Man in Military Costume
The Abduction Of Ganymede - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Abduction Of Ganymede
Jan Rijcksen and his Wife, Griet Jans ('The Shipbuilder... - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jan Rijcksen and his Wife, Griet Jans ('The Shipbuilder...
De Staalmeesters - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
De Staalmeesters
David Et Cyrus Devant L Autel De Baal,los Angeles 1633 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
David Et Cyrus Devant L Autel De Baal,los Angeles 1633
"History Painting"
The Money Changer - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Money Changer
Balaam's Ass 1626 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Balaam's Ass 1626
Cone Shell (Conus marmoreus) - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Cone Shell (Conus marmoreus)
The Artist in his Studio 1626-28 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Artist in his Studio 1626-28
Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels
Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem 1630 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem 1630
Old Man With Flowing Beard Looking Down Left 1631 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Old Man With Flowing Beard Looking Down Left 1631

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