Rembrandt is one of the world’s most famous artists, praised for his refined skills in drawing and painting. He became hugely successful in Amsterdam, gaining international fame as a portrait painter. Then a series of personal tragedies struck, and his career suffered. He died impoverished and at the time of his death his reputation proved precarious. It was only in the nineteenth century that his work began to be fully appreciated. Today, Rembrandt is recognized as one of the great masters.
Antony Mason is the author of over 50 books ranging from history, art, and geography for both children and adults. As an author and editor, he specializes in making information readable and accessible for young readers.