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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 54 PROFILES IN ART

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669)

IN THE BUSINESS OF ART

 

Rembrandt van Rijn was a commercially successful artist. Born in Leiden, the Netherlands, he attended Latin school where he studied classical literature, rhetoric, mythology, and religion. As a teen, he attended the University of Leiden, but dropped out after only a few months to pursue art full time.

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A statue of the artist in Amsterdam’s Rembrandt Square.

 

For three years, Rembrandt apprenticed with local artist Jacob van Swanenburch, followed ...

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