Frans Hals

painter from the Northern Netherlands

Frans Hals the Elder (c. 1582 – 26 August 1666) was a Dutch painter. He is notable for his loose brushwork. He helped introduce this lively style of painting into Dutch art. Hals was also instrumental in the evolution of 17th century group portrait painting.

Frans Hals
Hals - Self-Portrait copy.jpg
Copy of a self-portrait by Frans Hals.
Born
Frans Hals

c. 1580
Died26 August 1666 (aged 85–86)
NationalityFlemish - Dutch
Known forPainting
Notable work
Gipsy Girl, 1628-30
Willem Coymans