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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Jonker Ramp and his Sweetheart  1623 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Jonker Ramp and his Sweetheart 1623
Portrait of a Man V - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Man V
Stephanus Geraerdts and Isabella Coymans  1650-52 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Stephanus Geraerdts and Isabella Coymans 1650-52
Banquet of the Officers of the St Hadrian Civic Guard... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Banquet of the Officers of the St Hadrian Civic Guard...
Group of Children - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Group of Children
Boy with a Skull - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Boy with a Skull
Portrait of a Man VI - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Man VI
Gypsy Girl 1628-30 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Gypsy Girl 1628-30
Married Couple in a Garden c. 1622 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Married Couple in a Garden c. 1622
Officers and Sergeants of the St Hadrian Civic Guard... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Officers and Sergeants of the St Hadrian Civic Guard...
Pieter van den Broecke  c. 1633 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Pieter van den Broecke c. 1633
Rene Descartes  c. 1649 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Rene Descartes c. 1649

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