Béguin, Fernand

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Ottignies, 1878 - ?, ?

Activity

1899 * - 1905 Namur - Salzinnes, Rue Henri Blès, 53
Fernand Alexandre Ghislain Marie, ° 1.5.1878. Sometimes transcribed "Beguin".
1905 - 1908 Namur, Rue de la Croix, 30
Predecessor: Prévost François #
Landscapes and portraits, including of Emile Verhaeren, 1910 ca. He became a pictorialist after 1905.
1907 - 1914 Namur, Rue Godefroid, 50<07-12> then 38<12-14>
"Any photographic work. 20 medals in exhibitions and competitions" (Mertons directory, 1910-1914). At this address supplies for photography and collotype. Co-founder and first vice-president of the "Union des Photographes Professionnels de Belgique", 1911. He went on to publish postcards of Namur landmarks destroyed in 1914. In 1921 he established himself in Louvain and acquired Prosper Morren‘s studio. Remained active throughout the interwar period. Still in Louvain in 1944, Béguin sold a collection of over 200 prints of Namur and its region to the "Service de la documentation belge des Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire", now kept in the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), Brussels.

Locations

1899 * - 1905 Namur - Salzinnes, Rue Henri Blès, 53
1905 - 1908 Namur, Rue de la Croix, 30
1907 - 1914 Namur, Rue Godefroid, 50<07-12> then 38<12-14>

Exhibitions

Ghent, 1899; Mons, 1901; Brussels, 1902; Ghent ABP, 1903 (living in Ronet - Flawinne); Liège, 1905; Marseille, 1906.

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1901 - 1911

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#174

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 20.2.2017, 11.9.2017 & 31.1.2018, partly based on information supplied by Pool Andries; SFJ revised 3.9.2019 & 29.4.2020; MCC revised 6.1.2020 & 7.3.2020; SFJ revised 18.9.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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