Frans Hals
(Dutch, 1582 - 1666)
This person is associated with: Dutch Golden Age

Frans Hals was the great 17th-century portraitist of the Dutch bourgeoisie of Haarlem, where he spent practically all his life. Hals evolved a technique that was close to impressionism in its looseness, and he painted with increasing freedom as he grew older. The jovial spirit of his early work is typified by the Shrovetide Revellers (Merry Company, c. 1615; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). In middle age his portraits grew increasingly sad, revealing sometimes a sense of foreboding (e.g., Nicolaes Hasselaer, 1630-33; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam). The paintings of his old age show best his genius for portraying character (e.g., Man in a Slouch Hat, 1660-66; Staatliche Museen, Kassel).

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Name:Frans Hals
Dates:1582 - 1666
This artist has 168 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam(Netherlands - Amsterdam)15 artworks
Frans Hals Museum(Netherlands - Haarlem)13 artworks
Private collection11 artworks
Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin(Germany - Berlin)9 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)8 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)8 artworks
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)8 artworks
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery - The Hague(Netherlands - The Hague)5 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)5 artworks
Scottish National Gallery - National Galleries of Scotland(United Kingdom - Edinburgh)3 artworks
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister im Schloss Wilhelmshöhe - Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel(Germany - Kassel)3 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1666).

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