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.

Author: Antony Mason

Titles in series The Lives of the Artists:

The Lives of the Artists series retraces the lives of some of the greatest and most influential artists of the Western world. Each book focuses on the life and works of one artist and presents a selection of great works that illustrate the artist’s development. Each volume also includes the story of the artist’s personal life and highlights the important social and historical events of the time. Full-color photographic reproductions, detailed time lines, an explanatory glossary, and a comprehensive index make each title an indispensable part of any art library.