Antony, Maurice



Person (Male)

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  • Professional


Life dates

Ypres, 1883 - Ostend, 1963


1899 * - 1914 / Ypres, Rue au Beurre, 37
Predecessor: Antony Permeke Léontine (Madame)
° 9.6.1883; + 21.6.1963. Cousin of the painter Constant Permeke. "Antony M." in the directory in 1900, and no first name from 1901 until 1904. Maurice's younger brother Robert (° Poperinghe, 1.7.1885; + Ostend, 10.4.1966) had joined the studio in 1901. According to Jan Dewilde, at Rue au Beurre, 11 until 1906 when the family moved to more spacious premises. Increasingly committed to recording all aspects of urban life in Ypres and surroundings, Maurice styled himself "reporter-photographer". On advertising cards, 1907 ca, mention of branches in Poperinghe and Bailleul [F]. There are postcards of the 1910 Brussels International Exhibition dated 28.7.1910 and bearing the credit "Antony Permeke".
Left Ypres just after war broke out, by 15.10.1914. He moved to Ostend with his mother and brother Robert on 5.11.1919. Thereafter Robert gave up photography and became a commercial traveller. The Antony studio became the best known in Ostend in the interwar period; it specialised in news and documentary work and did not operate a portrait studio. In 1949, an exhibition celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the studio, acknowledging its origins in Ypres.


1899 * - 1914 / Ypres, Rue au Beurre, 37


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Activity in Ypres:
Antony d’Ypres. Ypres, Dejonghe, 1987.
DEWILDE, Jan. Godenschemering over Ieper. Ieper gezien door de fotografen Léontine, Maurice en Robert Antony 1893-1930. Ieper, 2007, 239 pp.
Activity in Ostend:
De zee en het vissersvolk gezien door de fotograaf : Maurice Antony (1883-1963), Jabbeke (Prov Museum Constant Permeke), 1981.
Maurice & Robert Antony, ooggetuigen, Oostende (Venetiaanse Gaanderijen), 1998.
HOSTYN, Norbert. "Antony-foto’s uit het Museum voor Schone Kunsten overgedragen aan het Stadsarchief Oostende", De Plate, maart-december 2004.
HOSTYN, Norbert. "Antony-foto’s uit de verzameling van de Koninklijke Oostendse Heem- en Geschiedkundige Kring De Plate", De Plate, oktober-november-december 2005.

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen


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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 1.2.2017, 17.4.2018 & 2.10.2018 partly based on information supplied by Jan De Wilde; MCC revised 25.1.2019.




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