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 Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn  (1606 - 1669)

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Lived/Active: Netherlands      Known for: allegorical, mystical landscapes, portraits and etchings

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BIOGRAPHY for Rembrandt Van Rijn
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Birth
1606 (Leiden, Netherlands)
 
Death
1669 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Lived/Active
Netherlands


Self portrait - Self-Portrait, 1661


Often Known For
allegorical, mystical landscapes, portraits and etchings

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Rembrandt was born in Leyden on July 15, 1606.  In 1620 he became a student at the Latin School of Leyden University, but soon gave up his formal education to enter the studio of Jacob van Swanenburch.  He continued his instruction in Amsterdam with Pieter Lastman and then Jan Pynas.  In 1626 he returned to Leyden, an independent master, and entered into partnership with Gerald Dou (1628).  Three years later he settled in Amsterdam, where he remained until his death.  In (showing 500 of 3534 characters).



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