Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

1606-1669

 

     Since his whole name is something of a mouthful, we usually just call him "Rembrandt".  Without dispute, he is one of the greatest of the greats when it comes to painting.  Although he was certainly influenced by other artists, such as Caravaggio and Michelangelo, his own influence as an artist is unsurpassed.  He painted contemporary portraits, landscapes, genre,  and Biblical scenes.  He painted in oils, and made countless etchings.  We know him better than we know most of the great masters, not because he wrote so much about himself.  He did not do that.  What he left us is the story of his life in paintings and etchings.

 

The Night Watch

1642

Return of the Prodigal Son

1662

Beggar With a Wooden Leg

1630

 

Rembrandt's Mother

1623

Belshazzar's Feast

1635

Self-Portrait Etching

1632

Jan Six

1654

Self-Portrait With Saskia

1635

Portrait of an Old Man

1630

Self-Portrait

1629

Self-Portrait

1634

Self-Portrait

1640

Self-Portrait

1660

Self-Portrait

1669

Danae

Nicholaes Ruts

1631