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Frans Hals

 (1580 - 1666)
Frans Hals was active/lived in Netherlands, Belgium.  Frans Hals is known for portrait, figure and genre painting.

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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 later.

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.

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About  Frans Hals

Born:  1580 - Antwerp, Belgium
Died:   1666 - Haarlem, Holland
Known for:  portrait, figure and genre painting