Declercq, Désiré

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Amateur

Details

Life dates

Grammont, 1842 - Grammont, 1923

Activity

1874 - 1914 > Grammont
Albert Désiré, ° 7.10.1842; + 26.12.1923. Notary. Pioneering amateur, although we can find no corroborating evidence for his longevity as in this compliment: “devoted amateur constantly active for nearly half a century” (Hélios illustré, 15.12.1894). Pictorialist of the first generation, with a preference for landscapes and studies of rural life. Some of Declercq's subjects were subsequently republished as postcards. Founder member of the ABP; vice-president of the Courtrai section of the ABP in 1897. Corresponding member of the "Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Amateur-Photographie", Hamburg in 1896. Following in the footsteps of his father and uncle, he was active in Liberal politics. Member of the Ghent section of the ABP in 1922.

Locations

1874 - 1914 > Grammont

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1889 (platinum prints); Brussels, 1891; Ghent, 1892; Antwerp, 1893 ABP; Lille, 1893 (bronze medal); Erfurt, 1894 (silver medal); Ghent, 1895; Hamburg, 1895; Berlin, 1896 (gold medal); Brussels, 1896; Haarlem, 1896 (bronze medal); Hamburg, 1896; London, 1896; Paris, 1896; Courtrai, 1897; Flensburg, 1897 (silver medal); Hamburg, 1897 (in ABP collective exhibit); Paris, 1897; Brussels, 1898; Hamburg, 1898; Vienna, 1898; Ghent, 1899; Hamburg, 1899; Dresden, 1904 (from the Juhl collection).

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Bibliography/Webography

VAN GYSEGEM, Mark & SCHREVER, Albert. Désiré Declercq, pictorialist-documentalist. Geraardsbergen, 2000, 108 pp.
HAEGEMAN, Philippe. "Notaris Désiré Declercq (1842-1923), fotograaf van zichtkaarten?", Gerardimontium, no. 234, November-December 2010, pp. 26-29.

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1914

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1053

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 24.8.2017, 11.10.2017, 27.2.2019, 30.1.2021 & 28.2.2022; SFJ revised 9.11.2022 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 8.2.2023; SFJ revised 15.6.2023 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 10.5.2023, 10.11.2023 & 13.11.2023; SFJ revised 23.1.2024 & 26.1.2024 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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