Portrait - Frans Hals
Portrait

Frans Hals (c. 1580 - August 26, 1666) was a Dutch Golden Age painter especially famous for portraiture. He is notable for his loose painterly brushwork, and helped introduce this lively style of painting into Dutch art. Hals was also instrumental in the evolution of 17th century group portraiture.

Hals was born in 1580 or 1581, in Antwerp. Like many, Hals' family emigrated from the Spanish Netherlands to Haarlem In 1585-the year of the Fall of Antwerp-where he lived for the remainder of his life. Hals studied under another Flemish-emigre, Karel van Mander (1548-1606), whose Mannerist influence, however, is not noticeably visible in his work. Afterwards, at the age of 27, he became a member of the city's Guild of Saint Luke. The earliest known example of Hals' art is the 1611, Jacobus Zaffius. His 'breakthrough' came in 1616, with the life-size group portrait, The Banquet of the Officers of the St George Militia Company.


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Jacobus Zaffius 1611 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Jacobus Zaffius 1611
Gypsy Girl - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Gypsy Girl
Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard...
The Merry Drinker  1628-30 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Merry Drinker 1628-30
Portrait of a sitting, sixty year old woman with book... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a sitting, sixty year old woman with book...
The Laughing Cavalier  1624 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Laughing Cavalier 1624
Boy Playing A Violin - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Boy Playing A Violin
Laughing Child  1620-25 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Laughing Child 1620-25
Portrait of a Man in a Slouch Hat  1660-66 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Man in a Slouch Hat 1660-66
Catharina Hooft with her Nurse  1619-20 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Catharina Hooft with her Nurse 1619-20
Family Group in a Landscape (1) (detail) c. 1648 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Family Group in a Landscape (1) (detail) c. 1648
Officers and Sergeants of the St George Civic Guard... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Officers and Sergeants of the St George Civic Guard...

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