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Artists who influenced Frans Hals
Before Frans Hals, few portrait painters had convincingly captured people in the spontaneous act of living. Hals trained in Haarlem with Flemish painter Karel van Mander and was admitted to the painter's guild there in 1610. Except for a trip to Antwerp in 1616, Hals never left Holland. Traditionally, portraits had been posed and were prized for restraint, but Hals conveyed the sense of captur ... more (Google)Artists who were influenced by Frans Hals

Caravaggio

Isaac Massa and Wife
(RijksMuseum)

Tieleman Roosterman
(Cleveland Museum of Art)

Adriaen van Ostade

Hendrick ter Brugghen

Meager Company
(RijksMuseum)

Family Group in Landscape
(Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum)

Gerard ter Borch

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem

Portrait of a Man
(Frick Collection)

Banquet of the Officers of the Saint Hadrian Civic Guard Company
(Frans Hals Museum)

Jan Steen

Paulus Moreelse

Claes Duyst van Voorhout
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Portrait of a Man
(RijksMuseum)

Jan Miense Molenaer