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My Art History: Rembrandt van Rijn

5 days ago   |   By Michael Chesley Johnson

Some Self-Portraits by Rembrandt
(Scientific American, September 1973 issue)
When I think of Rembrandt (1606-1669), I think of his self-portraits. An artist who suffered periods of impoverishment, he was his cheapest model. As a young painter, I was intrigued by an article I read in Scientific American that featured a page of his self-portraits. And of course, I admired his other paintings. But in the end, what really captured me were his etchings -so much so that in high school I bought a book that had them all and even included large fold-outs. Although Rembrandt made 31 self-portraits...
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