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 Man Holding a Skull  c. 1611 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Portrait of a Man Holding a Skull c. 1611
Willem Croes (detail)  1662-66 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Willem Croes (detail) 1662-66
Company of Captain Reinier Reael, known as the 'Meagre... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Company of Captain Reinier Reael, known as the 'Meagre...
Two Boys Singing  c. 1625 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Two Boys Singing c. 1625
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
Young Man and Woman in an Inn - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Young Man and Woman in an Inn
Married Couple in a Garden (detail 2) c. 1622 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Married Couple in a Garden (detail 2) c. 1622
A Young Man With A Glove 1650 - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
A Young Man With A Glove 1650
Company of Captain Reinier Reael, known as the 'Meagre... - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Company of Captain Reinier Reael, known as the 'Meagre...
Regents of the St Elizabeth Hospital of Haarlem - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Regents of the St Elizabeth Hospital of Haarlem
Samuel Ampzing - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Samuel Ampzing
Fishermen girls - Frans Hals - www.frans-hals.org
Fishermen girls

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