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.


 First Prev   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   Next Last 
Page 4 of 23   Paintings: 271
Mulatto (so-called)  1628-30 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Mulatto (so-called) 1628-30
Malle Babbe  1633-35 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Malle Babbe 1633-35
Portrait of a seated man with slanted hat - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a seated man with slanted hat
Singing Boy with a Flute  1623-25 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Singing Boy with a Flute 1623-25
Boy holding a Flute (Hearing) - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Boy holding a Flute (Hearing)
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...
Jasper Schade c. 1645 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Jasper Schade c. 1645
Jean de la Chambre  1638 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Jean de la Chambre 1638
Regents of the Old Men's Almshouse - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Regents of the Old Men's Almshouse
Isaac Abrahamsz Massa  c. 1635 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Isaac Abrahamsz Massa c. 1635
Cornelia Claesdr Vooght 1631 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Cornelia Claesdr Vooght 1631
Nicolaes Woutersz van der Meer 1631 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Nicolaes Woutersz van der Meer 1631

 First Prev   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   Next Last 
Page 4 of 23   Paintings: 271