Frans Hals - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Frans Hals

Style: Dutch Golden Age

Place: Antwerp

Born: 1580

Death: 1666

Nationality: Belgium


Frans Hals (c. 1580 - 26 August 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. Biography Hals was born in 1580 or 1581, in Antwerp...