Avanzo, Denis (Dionesio)

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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  • Professional / Connected

Details

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 - 1923 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". 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 - 1923 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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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1890 - 1914

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#135

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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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

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