About the artist
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher who is widely considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art. He was a master of the Dutch Golden Age and is well known for his dramatic use of light and shadow, as well as his expressive and emotive portraits. His works were heavily influenced by his religious beliefs and his personal life, which included a tumultuous marriage and a number of financial difficulties. Rembrandt was also a prolific printmaker, producing over 300 etchings and drypoints.
Also associated with: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque art, chiaroscuro, etching, Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.