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).
Name:Frans Hals
Dates:1582 - 1666
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Private collection18 artworks
Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam14 artworks
Frans Hals Museum - Haarlem13 artworks
Gemäldegalerie - Berlin9 artworks
National Gallery - London8 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC8 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY7 artworks
Musée du Louvre - Paris5 artworks
Mauritshaus - The Hague4 artworks
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique - Brussels4 artworks
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister - Kassel3 artworks

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