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Jack Balas, 2006; REMBRANDT (#224); watercolor on paper; 23" x 15"

Text: "Rembrandt. Myth, Legend, Truth. Some have called him vulgar, ignorant and greedy. To others he has been the ultimate misunderstood genius. He has represented the bohemian, the liberal, the Romantic, and the revolutionary. Beginning in his lifetime and ongoing as we celebrate his 400th birthday, opinions and beliefs about Rembrandt have changed with the centuries. By Sylvia Hochfield."