Dirck Hals

1591-1656 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Dirck Hals, younger brother of Frans Hals, was a painter of small interior settings. He had another brother Joost who also painted, but his works are unknown. According to the Rev. M. Pilkington, 1770, Dirck was a disciple of Abraham Bloemaert who taught him to paint mostly animals; however, his elder brother Frans primarily influenced him. On leaving Bloemaert, he chose the subjects of feasts and merry-making. Willem Buytewech and Esaias van de Velde also had an impression on him. Dirck influenced several other artists, including Willem Cornelisz Duyster and Adriaen Brouwer. His son Anthony was also a Dutch Golden Age painter who became known for portraits and genre scenes, and he settled in Amsterdam. Dirck was born and died in Haarlem.

 

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a banquet

a banquet


a garden party

a garden party


a merry company

a merry company

a merry company
making music

a merry company making music

an elegant company
playing music

an elegant company playing music

woman tearing a
letter

woman tearing a letter

banquet scene in a
renaissance hall

banquet scene in a renaissance hall


company

company by Dirck Hals

elegant company in
an interior

elegant company in an interior by Dirck Hals

elegant couple in a
landscape

elegant couple in a landscape


interior

interior by Dirck Hals


interior scene

interior scene


interior with figures

interior with figures

merry company at
table

merry company at table by Dirck Hals

merry company in a
garden

merry company in a garden


merry company

merry company

music making
company

music-making company on a terrace


the solo

the solo