short biography

Rembrandt van Rijn (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, b. 1606, Leiden/Netherlands, d. 1669, Amsterdam) was a Baroque painter, draftsman and one of the most important artists of the all times. He had a studio in Amsterdam and was a highly esteemed artist, but lived very destitute in the last years of his life.
The extraordinary thing about Rembrandt's work was, on the one hand, the naturalness of the portraits instead of the idealized portraits common at the time and, on the other, a novelty in painting: the depiction of emotions and then also the dramatization of scenes through contrasts of light and dark, similar to the work of Caravaggio.
His famous work "The Night Watch", a portrait of the Amsterdam vigilantes, is no ordinary portrait, but a dynamic and dramatic composition.
His students included Gerrit Dou and Isaac Jouderville.

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien Albertina, Wien Alte Pinakothek, München Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ° Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Ball State University Museum of Art Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham/Alabama Bratislava City Gallery Bristol Museum & Art Gallery British Museum, London Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Carlos Museum of Emory University, Atlanta Courtauld, London Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento DIA Detroit Institute of Arts DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY London Davison Art Center, Middletown DePaul University Museum, Chicago Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing Falmouth Art Gallery Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Legion of Honor / De Young Gallery of Fine Arts, Ostrava Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin Groninger Museum Göteborgs Konstmuseum Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt ICA Richmond Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Kulturforum Berlin/Gemäldegalerie/Kunstbibliothek/Kupferstichkabinett ' Kunsthaus Graz / Universalmuseum Joanneum / Alte Galerie Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art Leeds Art Gallery Louvre Paris MASP - Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Mauritshuis, Den Haag Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor Middlebury College Museum of Art Milwaukee Art Museum Minneapolis Institute of Arts Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Morat-Institut, Freiburg Museo del Prado, Madrid Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (closed for renovation) Museum Insel Hombroich + Siza Pavillon, Neuss Museum Schloss Wilhelmshöhe Kassel Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Museums Vledder Musée Jenisch, Vevey Musée des Beaux-Arts, Besancon Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours NIU Art Museum, DeKalb National Art Museum of Fine Arts, Chisinau National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa National Gallery, London National Museum, Krakow Nationalmuseum Stockholm Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Palmer Museum of Art Petit Palais, Paris Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan Pinakothek der Moderne, München Princeton University Art Museum Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow . Queen´s Gallery, London Rembrandthuis Amsterdam Residenzgalerie Salzburg Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels SMK Statens Museum for Kunst / National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Samek Art Gallery, Lewisburg Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame Speed Art Museum, Louisville Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Staatliches Museum Schwerin Staatsgalerie Stuttgart State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg / RUS Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, Herford Städel Museum, Frankfurt Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen Sweet Briar College Art Gallery The Baltimore Museum of Art ° The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs The Jewish Museum, New York The National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (closed) Timken Museum of Art, San Diego Tiroler Landesmuseen, Innsbruck Uffizi Galleries, Florence Vejle Museum of Art Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Köln Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
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