Bovier, Léon

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Amateur / Connected

Details

Life dates

Liège, 1865 - Knokke, 1923

Activity

1891 Liège, Rue du Vieux-Mayeur, 32
Lambert Léon, ° 6.3.1865. Photographic supplies. "Firm founded in 1889" (L'Echo de Courtrai, 22.8.1897). Already active as an amateur photographer in September 1886 when he was a member of the "Cercle des Touristes" and took views of the area between Spa and Stavelot. Recorded as a watchmaker domiciled in Liège, Rue Hocheporte at the occasion of his wedding in Liège on 6.7.1889.
1894 - 1914 Bruxelles, Boulevard Anspach, 166<10-12> or 168<94-09; 14>
Partnership with Alphonse Roland (see that name) at this address, 1895-1899. Pictorialist (private address: Rue des Visitandines, 38). Photographs on canvas imitating genre paintings. Secretary of the "Cercle d’art photographique l’Effort". Camera manufacturing. "Plates and papers of all makes. Recommended for radiographic laboratories. Construction of plate-holders for radiology" (Journal belge de radiologie, 1909). Active into the 1920s. He also published several literary works in the 1920s under the pseudonym Léon Lambert.
1895 - 1898 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue Vandeweyer, 72

Locations

1891 Liège, Rue du Vieux-Mayeur, 32
1894 - 1914 Bruxelles, Boulevard Anspach, 166<10-12> or 168<94-09; 14>
1895 - 1898 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue Vandeweyer, 72

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1895; Paris, 1895; Brussels, 1896; Louvain, 1896; Paris, 1896; Paris, 1897; Paris, 1898; Ghent, 1899; Effort, 1901 (sa); Effort, 1902; Turin, 1902; Ghent ABP, 1903.

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1894 - 1899

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#407

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 27.6.2017 & 3.2.2018, partly based on information supplied by Pool Andries; revised 2.1.2019; SFJ revised 2.11.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 11.6.2020

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