(1580 - 1666)
Frans Hals was active/lived in Netherlands, Belgium. Frans Hals is known for portrait, figure and genre painting.
Biography Frans Hals
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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
The following year he married Lysbeth Reyniers, a woman
of doubtful character, who gave birth to a daughter a few days after
the marriage. The couple lived very happily together for nearly
fifty years and raised a family of seven sons and three daughters.
1611 he enrolled as an associate o
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