1580 - Born in Antwerp.
1616 - His 'breakthrough' came with the life-size group portrait, The Banquet of the Officers of the St George Militia Company.
1620 - He painted many double portraits of married couples, on separate panels, the man on the left panel, his wife at his right.
1641 - He showed a tendency to restrict the gamut of his palette, and to suggest color rather than express it.
1644 - Hals appeared in the ranks of its military guilds. He was also a member of the Chamber of Rhetoric, and chairman of the Painters Corporation at Haarlem.
1652 - His creditors took him to court several times, and to settle his debt with a baker he sold his belongings.
1666 - Died on the 26th of August in Haarlem and was buried in the city's St. Bavo Church.
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