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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Adriaen van Ostade - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Adriaen van Ostade
Willem Croes (detail)  1662-66 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Willem Croes (detail) 1662-66
Portrait Of A Gentleman, Three-Quarter Length, In A... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait Of A Gentleman, Three-Quarter Length, In A...
Farmers wedding - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Farmers wedding
Two Boys Singing (detail)  c. 1625 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Two Boys Singing (detail) c. 1625
Family Group in a Landscape (2) c. 1648 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Family Group in a Landscape (2) c. 1648
Young Man and Woman in an Inn - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Young Man and Woman in an Inn
Portrait of a woman with approximately forty with entangled... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a woman with approximately forty with entangled...
Pieter Cornelisz van der Morsch  1616 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Pieter Cornelisz van der Morsch 1616
Tieleman Roosterman  1634 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Tieleman Roosterman 1634
Company of Captain Reinier Reael, known as the 'Meagre... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Company of Captain Reinier Reael, known as the 'Meagre...
Married Couple in a Garden (detail 2) c. 1622 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Married Couple in a Garden (detail 2) c. 1622

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