The Young Rembrandt in Leiden and Amsterdam
In Los Angeles alone, there are no fewer than 14 paintings, a dozen drawings, and nearly 300 etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn. In this series of online lectures for the Hammer Museum, art historian, curator, and museum director John Walsh examines these works and Rembrandt’s career in detail, including recent research, surprise reappearances, and shifting opinions about the artist and his achievements.
Rembrandt developed his skills quickly in Leiden, the city of his birth. In his mid-20s, the artist moved to the booming metropolis of Amsterdam and became its finest portrait painter, lending his sitters strength and dignity. He produced small, finely finished narrative paintings as well, attracting the admiration of leading connoisseurs and patrons. This lecture examines the secrets of his early success.
ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM?
Join live: The program will play live on this page. RSVP to receive an email reminder on the day of the program.
Watch later: This program will be recorded. The recording will be available soon after on Hammer Channel, our video platform where you can watch 1000+ talks, performances, artist profiles, and more.
Need help?: Contact our visitor experience team at [email protected] or 310-443-7000.
Give back: This program is free. The Hammer relies on your support in order to present its programs and exhibitions. Please consider making a contribution.