Clerbois, Madame Léon

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Person (Female)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Klary

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Status

  • Professional

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Life dates

Brussels - Ixelles, 1859 - Los Angeles [California, USA], 1944

Activity

1891 - 1898 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue de la Longue Haie, 23 or 29<92-98>
Anna Laure Hansotte, ° 11.8.1859; + 22.11.1944; Laure on her death certificate. At her wedding to Léon Philippe Louis Désiré Marie Clerbois (° Brussels, 7.8.1858; + Los Angeles [California, USA], 22.12.1945), a clerk, in Brussels on 6.11.1880, she was described as an artist-painter domiciled in Brussels and resident in Roubaix [Nord, F]. This was where her parents were operating a photography studio (see entry for Mr & Mme Hansotte). Enamels and miniatures, specialised in aristotype portraits at this address.
1893 - 1902 Bruxelles, Place Royale, 12
For her subsequent pre-World War I career, see entry for Madame L[éon] Clerbois - Klary & Fils. Léon Clerbois subsequently became head clerk in the Brussels communal administration. The couple's later years after World War I took an unorthodox turn. Léo Klary, aka Léon Clerbois "emigrated about 12 years ago to America where he settled in Florida and travelled to Hollywood, giving French lessons, taking photographs and even making films. Before his departure, consecutive to retirement, he added to his function as a clerk in the Brussels communal administration the practice of photographic art with which his wife was mainly associated" (Le Soir, 25.12.1931).

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1891 - 1898 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue de la Longue Haie, 23 or 29<92-98>
1893 - 1902 Bruxelles, Place Royale, 12

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

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Member of

Dates of affiliation

1891 - 1895

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#721

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 14.8.2019 & 2.7.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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