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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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"History Painting"
Self Portrait at an Early Age - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self Portrait at an Early Age
Portrait of Jacob III de Gheyn - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of Jacob III de Gheyn
Portrait of a Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan c. 1660 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of a Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan c. 1660
Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap 1630 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Bust of an Old Man in a Fur Cap 1630
Balaam's Ass 1626 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Balaam's Ass 1626
Self-Portrait In A Gorget - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Self-Portrait In A Gorget
Descent from the Cross by Torch Light - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Descent from the Cross by Torch Light
De Staalmeesters - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
De Staalmeesters
Stoning of St. Stephen - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Stoning of St. Stephen
Artemisia 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Artemisia 1634
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
Danae (detail-1) 1636-47 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Danae (detail-1) 1636-47
The Artist in his Studio 1626-28 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Artist in his Studio 1626-28
Danae (detail-3) 1636-47 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Danae (detail-3) 1636-47
Flora - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Flora
Deposition from the Cross 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Deposition from the Cross 1634
Saskia Wearing A Veil - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Saskia Wearing A Veil
An Old Man in Military Costume - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
An Old Man in Military Costume
The Jewish Bride (detail) c. 1665 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Jewish Bride (detail) c. 1665
Peter Denouncing Christ 1660 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Peter Denouncing Christ 1660
Aristotle with a Bust of Homer [detail: 1] - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Aristotle with a Bust of Homer [detail: 1]
A ruined thatched cottage overgrown with bushes - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
A ruined thatched cottage overgrown with bushes
Family Group 1666-68 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Family Group 1666-68
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