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
Nationality:Dutch
Sex:Male
This artist has 151 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection18 artworks
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam(Netherlands - Amsterdam)14 artworks
Frans Hals Museum(Netherlands - Haarlem)13 artworks
Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin(Germany - Berlin)9 artworks
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)8 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)8 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)7 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)5 artworks
Mauritshuis(Netherlands - The Hague)4 artworks
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique - Brussels(Belgium - Brussels)4 artworks
National Gallery of Scotland - Edinburgh(United Kingdom - Edinburgh)3 artworks

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