(1606-1669) One of the great names of art history, the legendary maestro of the baroque age. The Dutch painter and engraver gained success and renown as a young man, and he became a teacher to other artists. Among his greatest achievements were his illustrations of scenes from the Bible using the engraving technique, with which he managed to bring light out of shadows. Rembrandt’s most masterly, well-known works are his group portraits, which eschewed the conventional approach of perfect characterisation. He was also noted for his great compositional skills.