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Rembrandt Van Rijn

 (1606 - 1669)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn was active/lived in Netherlands.  Rembrandt Van Rijn is known for allegorical, mystical landscapes, portraits and etchings.

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Rembrandt Van Rijn

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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 that city his first big portrait group, "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" gained him immediate recognition and a fashionable portrait following.  Rembrandt, however, could not accept that sort of career and "The Night Watch", finished i  ...  Displaying 750 of 3525 characters.



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About  Rembrandt Van Rijn

Born:  1606 - Leiden, Netherlands
Died:   1669 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Known for:  allegorical, mystical landscapes, portraits and etchings