Bouvy, Firmin

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Life dates

Deinze, 1822 - San Francisco [California, USA], 1891

Activity

1865 - 1867 / Gand, Marché aux Oiseaux, 5
Firmin Gaston, ° 9.4.1822; + 4.11.1891 (a conflicting source gives 18.10.1881). Pupil at the Antwerp Academy and of the genre painter Henri Joseph Dillens (1812-1872). From 1855, he abandoned painting in favour of photography which he over-painted in oils, but he seems not to have been a photographer himself. "Speciality Portrait. Oil painting on photography and on simple indication without knowing the person [depicted]. Guarantee. Specimen at Monsieur Hoste, bookseller, rue des Champs [and] Monsieur Avanzo, printseller, ditto. Firmin Bouvy. Artist painter, Marché aux Oiseaux, 5. On Monsieur Lybaert's premises, separate entrance via the alley on Place d'Armes (Journal de Gand, 19.1.1865 to 8.8.1865).
1867 Anvers, Marché aux Boeufs, 2
Arrived at this address on 1.5.1867. "Artist painter on photography". Journied to Spain, Australia and South America. By 1877 he was living in San Francisco [California, USA]. In 1878 he exhibited "photographs in oil colors" at the San Francisco Mechanics Institute exhibition and a series of photographs titled "Scenes of Spain" at the San Francisco Art Annual.

Locations

1865 - 1867 / Gand, Marché aux Oiseaux, 5
1867 Anvers, Marché aux Boeufs, 2

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Bibliography/Webography

ZEEBROECK-HOLLEMANS, Jenny. "Firmin Bouvy", Le Dictionnaire des Peintres belges du XIVe siècle à nos jours. Brussels, 1994, vol. 1, p. 119.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#400

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

MCC revised 23.12.2018; SFJ revised 1.1.2019

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