After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art Opens at London's National Gallery
Frans Hals was a painter ahead of his time — and it's time for a new examination of his stellar career. Running from September 30 through January 21, 2024 at the National Gallery, The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Frans Hals is curated from museums and private collections across the globe, featuring 50 of Hals' sublime individual portraits, group portraits, marriage portraits, and genre scenes infused with humanity.
Referred to as "the Manet of his day" by French art critic Raymond Cogniat, Hals impressed with his quick virtuosic brush painting and visible lines. And while his later work explored more stately portraits, the Dutch Golden Age painter spent the earlier years of his career vibrantly depicting his subjects in a relaxed, natural state, reflecting a smile or a laugh. This captivating exhibition arrives more than thirty years after the last large showcase of his work in Washington, D.C., London, and Haarlem, Netherlands. GRoW is pleased to provide funding for The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Frans Hals and to continue its support of the National Gallery.