Arents, Pierre

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Person (Male)

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  • Professional / Connected

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Life dates

Ghent, 1842 - Paris [F], 1916

Activity

1869 - 1894 Paris [F]
Pierre Marie, ° 29.7.1842; + 21.7.1916. Already operating in Paris when he married in Ghent in 1869. Attaché to the French scientific mission to Japan, head of the photographic section for which he prepared daguerreotype plates. Studies of the passage of Venus, sun spots and picturesque views, 1874. Founder member of the ABP and corresponding member as living abroad. Attaché to the "Observatoire de Paris", 1875-1880. In this capacity, Arents developed a highly sensitive collodium: "The photographer at the Meudon Observatory, Mr Arents, has produced an iodine-bromide collodium with an extreme sensitivity to violet. Curvature of the lenses together with the collodium's sensitivity enable a telescope to be made optimised in wave length" (Gustave De Vylder, "Revue photographique", Bulletin du Musée de l'Industrie, July 1879, p. 13).
Studio at 43, rue Tournefort, Paris, 1880-1894. Photoengraver from 1881 onwards. Illustrated BOUDET, M. "La photographie sans appareil, pour la reproduction de dessins, gravures, photographies et objets, plans quelconques." Paris, Octave Doin, 1886, with photogravures from his own negatives.

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1869 - 1894 Paris [F]

Exhibitions

Paris, 1876; Ghent, 1880; Brussels, 1883 (heliographic engravings).

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Association belge de Photographie

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Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1885

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#102

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 31.1.2017; MCC revised 20.5.2018 & 6.3.2020; SFJ revised 5.4.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 2.5.2020

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