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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Diana Bathing, with the Stories of Actaeon and Callisto - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Diana Bathing, with the Stories of Actaeon and Callisto
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
Two Old Men Disputing - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Two Old Men Disputing
The Slaughtered Ox - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Slaughtered Ox
Peter Denouncing Christ 1660 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Peter Denouncing Christ 1660
Old man on armchair - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Old man on armchair
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife 1634
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
Christ Presented to the People - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ Presented to the People
Christ Driving The Money Changers From The Temple - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Christ Driving The Money Changers From The Temple
Blinding of Samson - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Blinding of Samson
The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard

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