Rembrandt van Rijn

Painter Rembrandt van Rijn

Full Name: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Profession: Painter


Biography: 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.

Born: July 15, 1606
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: October 4, 1669 (aged 63)

Historical Events

  • 1656-07-26 Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

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