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 Woman (presumedly Maria Vernatti)... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Seated Woman (presumedly Maria Vernatti)...
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 Smoker ca 1623 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Smoker ca 1623
The Meagre Company (detail 3)  1633-37 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Meagre Company (detail 3) 1633-37
Portrait of a man about thirty years with pleated collar - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a man about thirty years with pleated collar
The Meagre Company [detail] - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Meagre Company [detail]
Portrait of a Seated Man Holding a Hat 1648-50 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Seated Man Holding a Hat 1648-50
Portrait of a Seated Man 1660-66 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Seated Man 1660-66
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detai 2)  1664 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Regentesses of the Old Men's Almshouse (detai 2) 1664
Family Group in a Landscape (1) c. 1648 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Family Group in a Landscape (1) c. 1648
A cavalier - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
A cavalier
Feyntje van Steenkiste  c. 1635 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Feyntje van Steenkiste c. 1635
Willem van Heythuyzen  c. 1625 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Willem van Heythuyzen c. 1625
The Painter Jan Asselyn 1650s - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Painter Jan Asselyn 1650s
Portrait of a Woman Holding a Fan  c. 1640 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Woman Holding a Fan c. 1640
Singing flute player - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Singing flute player
Portrait of a young man 2 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a young man 2
The Governors Of The Old Mens Almhouse At Haarlem 1664 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Governors Of The Old Mens Almhouse At Haarlem 1664
The Meagre Company (detail 4)  1633-37 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Meagre Company (detail 4) 1633-37
Portrait of a Woman (detail)  1655-60 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Woman (detail) 1655-60
Willem Coenraetsz Coymans  1645 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Willem Coenraetsz Coymans 1645
Portrait of a Man  1660-66 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Man 1660-66
The Merry Drinker 1628-30 2 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
The Merry Drinker 1628-30 2
Petrus Scriverius  1626 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Petrus Scriverius 1626

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