Rembrandt Van Rijn, artist
July 15, 1606-October 4, 1669
Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1995)
Rembrandt was a Dutch painter. The Night Watch is his most famous painting.
Check out the biography of Rembrandt at the WebMuseum, Paris.