Rembrandt Vans Rijn The greatest of the many dutch masters

Rembrandt was born in Leiden, Netherlands in 1606. From 1612 to 1616 Rembrandt attended elementary school. Then he attended the Latin school in Leiden, there he was part of the biblical studies and lessons on the classics. No one really knows whether or not he finished the Latin school, but there is one theory that he left to be trained as a painter. From 1620 to 1624 or 1625 Rembrandt was trained as an artist under tow masters. Rembrandt's first master was Jacob van Swanenburgh (1571-1638), Rembrandt studied with him for about three years. Jacob van Swanenburgh taught Rembrandt basic artist skills. Rembrandt's second master was Amsterdam's Pieter Lastman (1583-1633). He was well known history painter. Amsterdam's helped Rembrandt master the genre that included figures from biblical, historical and allegorical scenes in complex settings. Rembrandt died on October 4, 1668 in Amsterdam, and he was buried as a poor man, in an unknown grave in Westerkerk.

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee (1633)
The Night Watch (1642)
The Mill (1648)
Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph (1656)

FUN FACTS : - He was a big spender and liked to collect art and other items. He liked dogs and put them in several of his paintings. - He outlived his wife and only son. - His home in Amsterdam has been turned into the Rembrandt House Museum.

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