Rembrandt (July 15, 1606/ October 4 1669)
A master Dutch painter. His paintings are rather amazing. Probably one of the greatest European painters of all time. His use of light on dark has made him stand out with other great painters such as Caravaggio. This effect gives his piece more depth and meaning because they are amplified by the powerful use of light. His method of painting is also another highlight. His method of simple strokes contribute to his realism which is amazing. Broad simple strokes form these masterpieces.