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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Portrait of a seated man with slanted hat, his right... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a seated man with slanted hat, his right...
Married Couple in a Garden (detail 1) c. 1622 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Married Couple in a Garden (detail 1) c. 1622
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detail 3) ... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detail 3) ...
Claes Duyst van Voorhout c. 1638 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Claes Duyst van Voorhout c. 1638
Jacob Pietersz Olycan 1625 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Jacob Pietersz Olycan 1625
A Young Man in a Large Hat 1628-30 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
A Young Man in a Large Hat 1628-30
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detail 1) ... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detail 1) ...
Gentleman in White - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Gentleman in White
Anetta Hanemans 1625 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Anetta Hanemans 1625
Two Boys Singing (detail)  c. 1625 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Two Boys Singing (detail) c. 1625
Fisher Girl  1630-32 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Fisher Girl 1630-32
Catharina Hooft with her Nurse (detail 1) 1619-20 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Catharina Hooft with her Nurse (detail 1) 1619-20

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