Tuesday, July 15, 2014

happy birthday Rembrandt

Today is the 408th birthday of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Born July 15, 1606, considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history.
The Art Institute of Chicago has a few Rembrandt masterpieces on display. A few years ago there was a special exhibit of Rembrandt art with many loaned paintings from all over the world. I had the opportunity to visit this show and here is a sketch from my sketchbook at that time.