Frans Hals

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Frans Hals
Copy of a self-portrait by Frans Hals.
Frans Hals

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

Frans Hals the Elder (c. 1582 – 26 August 1666) was a Dutch painter. He is known 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.