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Member's Preview & Opening Reception

and his Contemporaries

Join us for a Light Reception, Cash Bar Serving Beer and Wine and Exhibition Unveiling!

RSVP requested to jdobson@pfac-va.org or 757-596-8175

Many people are surprised to learn that Rembrandt's etchings, not his paintings, were responsible for the international reputation he enjoyed during his lifetime. It was the beginning of what we think of as artistic realism, and Rembrandt van Rijn was at the forefront. He produced celebrated landscape and history paintings, but perhaps more than anything he loved to paint people: ordinary people, including the old and the ill.

Most of Rembrandt's prints were completed in and around 1630, when the artist was a mere 24 years old. Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings. This exhibition explores Rembrandt's etchings as well as engravings and etchings by his contemporaries of the time.