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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Aristotle with a Bust of Homer 1653 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Aristotle with a Bust of Homer 1653
Le Sacrifice D Isaac,hedingham 1659 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Le Sacrifice D Isaac,hedingham 1659
The ramparts near the bulwark beside the city gate... - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The ramparts near the bulwark beside the city gate...
Angel and the Prophet Balaam - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Angel and the Prophet Balaam
Descent From The Cross A Sketch - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Descent From The Cross A Sketch
Apostle Paul 1635 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Apostle Paul 1635
The Moneychanger (detail) 1627 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
The Moneychanger (detail) 1627
Cottage Among Trees 1650-51 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Cottage Among Trees 1650-51
Dr Ephraim Bueno, Jewish Physician and Writer - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Dr Ephraim Bueno, Jewish Physician and Writer
Deposition from the Cross 1634 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Deposition from the Cross 1634
Portrait of a Man in an Oriental Costume - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Portrait of a Man in an Oriental Costume
Supper at Emmaus 1648 - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.rembrandtonline.org
Supper at Emmaus 1648

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