Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch, 1606–1669

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Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch, 1606–1669

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A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

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High auction record
£16k, Sotheby's, 2015
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Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and 2 more
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Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 5 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
The Guardian
Biography

A prolific painter, draftsman, and etcher, Rembrandt van Rijn is considered the greatest artist of Holland's Golden Age. He worked from direct observation, and despite the evolution of his style over the course of his career, Rembrandt’s compelling descriptions of light, space, atmosphere, modeling, texture, and human affect are the result of intense perceptual study. A prominent portraitist, Rembrandt is most famous for The Night Watch (1642), a monumental painting of militia guards that features Rembrandt’s distinctive use of chiaroscuro.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
£16k, Sotheby's, 2015
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 5 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
The Guardian
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