Frans Hals

Hals Self Portrait copy 2018030311 5a9a80b6b0db5

Frans Hals the Elder (c. 1582 – 26 August 1666) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. 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.

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