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The eminent Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15 in 1606. People in the art fraternity just don’t know his work but also considers him to be one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the prominent one in the history of Dutch.

And today, as art fraternity all over the world celebrates his 407th birth anniversary here are some important facts from this eminent painter’s life.

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  • A self portrait

Rembrandt tasted success as a portrait painter. He contributed to the field of art in the period of great wealth and cultural achievement and what historians call as the Dutch Golden Age.

Although he achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, Rembrandt’s in his later years faced personal tragedy and financial hardships.

His etching and paintings have been popular all through his life and even after his death in 1669, 4th October to be precise. In his prolific career he has also taught painting to prominent Dutch painters.

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Rembrandt’s one of the biggest creative achievement have been the portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. His self-portraits are another unique feature from him as they depict an intimate biography wherein he has studied himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.

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  • Rembrandt’s House that has been converted to a museum now. A must visit for his fans and followers alike.

So toady as the world celebrates his 407th Birthday here’s a humble tribute to one of the greatest painters of his era.

This post is a part of Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 15

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