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 Frans Hals  (1580 - 1666)

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Lived/Active: Netherlands/Belgium      Known for: portrait, figure and genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Frans Hals
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Birth
1580 (Antwerp, Belgium)
 
Death
1666 (Haarlem, Holland)

Lived/Active
Netherlands/Belgium


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portrait, figure and genre painting

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Frans Hals was born in Antwerp, Belgium between 1581 and 1585, the son of a weaver from Mechelen.  He was a pupil of Karel von Mander from c. 1600-1603. About 1610, Hals married Anacke Hermanszoon, and the following year a son, Herman, was born.  Five years later, Hals was summoned before the magistrates for ill-treating his wife and for drunken habits and violent conduct.  His wife died a few weeks later.

The following year he married Lysbeth Reyniers, a woman of d (showing 500 of 2304 characters).



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