Cercle d'études photographiques et scientifiques d'Anvers (CEPSA)

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1895 * - 1914 Anvers, Place Verte, 2
Founded on 8.7.1895; Jules Bouvart, founding president. Organised public slide shows in various neighbourhoods around Antwerp. The equipment was lent by Louis Van Neck (La Métropole, 11.7.1898). Meetings held in Grand Café, avenue de Keyser in 1896; Café de l'Empereur, Meir from 14.11.1898; Café Suisse, Place Verte, 2 from January 1900 until 1914. "Meetings every Wednesday at 9 in the evening" (1906). Jean Schaeps was president in 1899. Jules Sano was elected president by July 1902. First and ambitious exhibition (with catalogue) in 1903. In 1904, President: Jules Sano; secretary: Edmond Strybol. In 1906: President: Charles Van Laer (until 1912); secretary: Edmond Strybol (until 1910); treasurer: Aloïs Goetschalckx (until 1913). In 1911: vice-president: Dr Honoré Vandevelde (until 1912); secretary: Julien Duivepart (until 1913); deputy secretary, Louis Wouters (until 1913). In 1913: President: John Van Koetsem (until 1919); vice-president: E. Ramboux. In 1914: vice-president: Paul Lepage; secretary: Louis Wouters; deputy secretary: Julien Duivepart; treasurer: Jos Lemoine.
In 1904, 68 members. Recorded as having 75 to 80 active members in 1908; 56 members in 1914. One of the few local clubs to survive the first world war, it received a royal warrant in 1920; henceforward, as the "Cercle royal", it was known by the acronym CREPSA.

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1895 * - 1914 Anvers, Place Verte, 2

Exhibitions

Amsterdam, 1902 ("Photographische Kring, Antwerpen").

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DIRECTORY_1997#635

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SFJ revised 14.11.2017, 14.2.2018 & 27.9.2018 based on information supplied by Pool Andries; SFJ revised 3.1.2019.& 27.2.2019; SFJ revised 25.5.2020, 13.6.2020, 25.6.2020 & 13.9.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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