Rembrandt van Rijn Biography

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres in painting.

Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, Rembrandt's later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardships. Yet his etchings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high, and for twenty years he taught many important Dutch painters. Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are exemplified especially in his portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. His self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Rembrandt van Rijn
Full Name:
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Nationality:
Dutch Republic
Profession:
Artist, Painter, Visual Artist
Ethnicity:
Dutch people
Date of Birth:
July 15, 1606
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
October 4, 1669
Age at Death:
63
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