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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Singing Girl  1626-30 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Singing Girl 1626-30
Married Couple in a Garden (detail 1) c. 1622 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Married Couple in a Garden (detail 1) c. 1622
Jacob Pietersz Olycan 1625 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Jacob Pietersz Olycan 1625
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detail 3) ... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detail 3) ...
Andries van der Horn  1638 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Andries van der Horn 1638
Peeckelhaering  1628-30 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Peeckelhaering 1628-30
Fisher Boy  1630-32 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Fisher Boy 1630-32
Claes Duyst van Voorhout c. 1638 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Claes Duyst van Voorhout c. 1638
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detail 1) ... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detail 1) ...
Portrait of a man with Scheitelkäppchen, pointed collar... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a man with Scheitelkäppchen, pointed collar...
Two smiling young men, with a beer mug - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Two smiling young men, with a beer mug
Family Portrait c. 1635 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Family Portrait c. 1635

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