Rembrandt – His Early Years (1606-1634)

This lecture will examine the early life of Rembrandt van Rijn. Born the son of a miller, he was tremendously talented from an early age. He became an artist’s apprentice at age 14 and opened his own art studio at age 18. His early success in Amsterdam, his marriage, his mastery and uniqueness, the influence of patrons and the trends in art during this time will be discussed.