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125 years of Rembrandt

Rembrandt stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of artistic expression and the pursuit of excellence in the world of fine art materials. This story began 125 years ago when Marten Talens founded the Royal Talens company in 1899. The decision to associate the brand with Rembrandt was not arbitrary; it was a deliberate choice to align the products with the values of dedication, artistic skill, and excellence embodied by the great master himself.

Over the decades, the Rembrandt brand continued to refine and expand its product line, introducing a wide range of high-quality art materials, from oil paints and soft pastels to watercolors, brushes, and paper. The brand quickly gained recognition for its commitment to using only the finest pigments and binders, resulting in materials that artists could trust to bring their vision to life. Meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail became synonymous with the Rembrandt brand.


Rembrandt's Legacy

The legacy of quality and passion for the arts that began over  
a century ago, continues to empower artists to create their masterpieces with confidence and precision. The story of Rembrandt is not just a tale of a brand; it is a narrative woven into the fabric of artistic history, connecting generations of creators through the pursuit of expression, and creating a legacy of their own.

Rembrandt's Legacy

Online challenge

Join us in celebrating 125 years of Rembrandt with our online art challenge. Each bi-monthly contest is dedicated to a significant painting by the great artist. Here is an overview of the artworks per two months: 

  • January and February: The Storm on the sea of Galilee
  • March and April: The Jewish Bride
  • May and June: Danaë
  • July and August: The Night Watch
  • September and October: Self-Portrait in a Plumed Hat
  • November and December: Winter Landscape

For more information on how to join the contest and the paintings per month, click: 


Every two months, a distinguished winner will be selected. Winners have the opportunity to receive a Rembrandt artist box (RRP €200), composed in consultation with you. Engage with us in this celebration of art and creativity, and let your interpretation become a part of the enduring legacy of Rembrandt.

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