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Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was born in Leiden, the son of a miller. After finishing Latin School, his parents enrolled him at Leiden University.

Rembrandt soon dropped out and became an apprentice painter under Jacob van Swanenburch and later Pieter Lastman. He first set up as an independent artist in Leiden. At this time, Rembrandt mainly painted biblical scenes in a precise style and with vibrant colours.

In 1631, he moved to Amsterdam where he received numerous commissions for portraits. His many pupils included Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck and Carel Fabritius.

In this period, Rembrandt developed a more powerful chiaroscuro, a looser brush and a greater sense of drama. He focused more on historical scenes, and made numerous etchings and drawings. In 1634, Rembrandt married Saskia Uylenburgh. They had a son, Titus, in 1641. Then a year later Saskia died. Later, in 1654, Rembrandt had a daughter with Hendrickje Stoffels.

By now, he had accumulated huge debts and was forced to sell his house and property. He died in 1669 and was buried in Amsterdam's Westerkerk.

Some of our museum quality reproductions of Rembrandt van Rijn are listed below:


Anatomy Lesson of Dr. N. Tulp
Anatomy Lesson of Dr. N. Tulp by Rembrandt van Rijn on canvas
Landscape with a Stone Bridge Landscape with a Stone Bridge by Rembrandt van Rijn reproduction
Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul reproduction on canvas
The Night Watch The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn