Casier, Joseph

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Amateur

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1852 - Ghent, 1925

Activity

1890 - 1913 Gand
° 31.3.1852; + 15.12.1925. Doctor of Law, industrialist. He joined the family textile business in 1873. In 1877, he became a member of the "Gilde de Saint-Thomas et Saint-Luc", a catholic organisation which stood for the Gothic revival in architecture. During the 1890s on behalf of this guild, Casier carried out archeological research, organised trips and took photographs of religious architecture in Antwerp, Bruges, Lier, Maastricht, Rouen, Bourges, and Lincoln. In 1895, he took over the stained-glass window workshop founded by Baron Jean de Béthune in 1855 and revived its fortunes.
President of the ABP from 1895 until 1904 (with the interlude of Massange de Louvrex in 1901). In November 1895 he presided over the first demonstration of cinematography in Belgium, given by the Lumière brothers’ operator. In 1898, he published "En Normandie", an album of 45 halftone prints from photographs taken during a journey in 1895. On 13.2.1899, he requested authorisation to photograph Memling’s works in Bruges on behalf of the "Société Anonyme de l'Edition Artistique" in Paris (Gautier process). President-General of the International Exhibition of Ghent in 1913.

Locations

1890 - 1913 Gand

Exhibitions

Antwerp, 1894; Brussels, 1896; Lille, 1896; Louvain, 1896; Courtrai, 1897; Hamburg, 1897; Paris, 1897; Brussels, 1898; Hamburg, International Exhibition of Artistic Photography, 1898; Paris, 1898; Ghent, 1899; Hamburg, 1899; Mons, 1901; Brussels, 1902; Ghent ABP, 1903; Louvain, 1904; Liège, 1905; Ghent, 1913.

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Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

Joseph Casier (1852-1925), Fotograaf van een pittoresk verleden. KADOK-tentoonstelling, Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit, 1993.

Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1890 - 1913

Description of relationship

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#617

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 8.7.2017, 24.8.2017 & 17.4.2019; SFJ revised 22.3.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 22.10.2020

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