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Happy Birthday, Rembrandt!

cover imageToday is the 400th birthday of Rembrandt van Rijn. The master of light was born July 15, 1606, in Leiden. When he was twenty-five he moved to Amsterdam, where he lived the remainder of his sixty-three years.
A book by Steven Nadler, Rembrandt’s Jews, examines the artist’s life and work in the Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam and the depiction of Jews in his art. You can read an excerpt from Nadler’s book.
Rembrandt’s Late Religious Portraits by Arthur K. Wheelock looks at Rembrandt’s brooding half-length portraits of religious figures from the late 1650s and early 1660s. We published the book last year in conjunction with an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.
From our deeper backlist comes Rembrandt’s Enterprise: The Studio and the Market by Svetlana Alpers, who examined Rembrandt’s appeal to the buyers of his art and his market strategies.
Many more books about Rembrandt are available from publishers we distribute.
Museums around the world have special events and exhibits marking the quadricentennial. Find an exhibition of Rembrandt’s work near you.