Avanzo, Denis (Dionisio)

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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  • Professional / Connected

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Life dates

Pieve Tesino [IT], 1852 - Brussels, 1936

Activity

1890 - 1894 Anvers, Marché aux Souliers, 37
° 15.8.1852. Domiciled in Brussels in 1890 and registered as a business clerk. Employee of G. Zazzarini & Co. Does not appear in the ABP membership lists between 1895 and 1897 when he left for Moscow to work as a print dealer with his brother Emiliano. A certain B. Avanzo operated a portrait studio in Moscow so it is possible they were working together at this time.
1898 - 1914 > Bruxelles, Marché aux Herbes, 86
Predecessor: Gecele Vve Sebastiano & Tessaro
Arrived in Brussels from Moscow on 7.1.1897. Representative of the Gecele studio, then successor to Veuve S. Gecele in 1909: in 1913, still described as the "former Gecele studio". Supplies for photographers and cameras; also dealer in photographs. Active member of the ABP Brussels section where he distributed samples for testing, for instance "Phébus" brand developer on 19.2.1900. There is a sample album of coloured carbon prints manufectured by Illingworth & Co. and sold by Avanzo in the holdings of "Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire" in Brussels.
Member of the "Club d’amateurs photographes de Belgique". Listed at this address as a member of the Cercle d'Art Photographique in 1922. Still trading at this address as "Avanzo Brothers, successor to Denis Avanzo" in 1933 and "Maison D. Avanzo" in 1939; the business was run by two nephews until the late 1950s.

Locations

1890 - 1894 Anvers, Marché aux Souliers, 37
1898 - 1914 > Bruxelles, Marché aux Herbes, 86

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Bibliography/Webography

CLAES, Marie-Christine. Répertoire des Tesini - Avanzo: http://balat.kikirpa.be/tesini/fam/avanzo.pdf

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Association belge de Photographie

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Dates of affiliation

1890 - 1914

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#135

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 31.1.2017; MCC revised 20.5.2018, 25.1.2019 & 4.8.2019; SFJ revised 20.9.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MCC revised 9.12.2019; MD revised 8.11.2022

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