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Art Masters: Rembrandt

By Typex

Translated by Anna Asbury

Paperback, 240 pp, $29.99

Follow the entire painting career of Rembrandt, one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history. This is the story of one man's artistic vocation and the work it demands, about life and death, love and bereavement, fame and loss. 

This graphic novel aims at authenticity, and where there is an absence of facts, the author has drawn inspiration from the wealth of anecdotes about Rembrandt's life. This unique collaborative enterprise between the author, Typex, The Netherlands foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and the Rijk Museum, home of the world's largest and most important Rembrandt collection, guarantees a spectacular result.


Typex is a Dutch illustrator and graphic novelist. A graduate of the Amsterdam College for the Arts, his work appears in many nationwide newspapers and magazines. He has illustrated numerous children's books and has published some of his own. He lives in Amsterdam.


"The drawings are fantastic: they teem with life… I think Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn would have adored this book. He would have admired its draughtsmanship and its wit and – given how many times he painted himself – he would have loved the fact that he is its star, warts and all."
— The Observer
"If you’re looking for a book about Rembrandt that focuses more on his life than his specific pieces, this may be just the thing."
— Geekdad