Rembrandt van Rijn
Place Active: Europe, Amsterdam
School: Golden Age of Holland
Rembrandt first studied art in his native Leyden and later worked under Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam. Around 1625 he returned to Leyden, but in 1631/32 he settled permanently in Amsterdam. Although he enjoyed a great reputation and pupils flocked to him, he suffered financial difficulties that led to insolvency in 1656. By 1660 most of his debts were settled, and his last years were spent in relative comfort. Rembrandt painted many portraits, biblical scenes, and historical subjects.
Source: Art in The Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts
, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.