Dirks, Joseph

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Instantanée (at Rue Carnot); Photographie Artistique (at Rue Hoboken)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Antwerp, 1853 - Antwerp, 1911

Activity

1885 ca - 1887 / Anvers, Rue Dambrugge, 352
° 22.7.1853; + 17.9.1911. "Photographer-draughtsman" on CV. Moved here on 3.11.1882 and left for Impasse de l'Ecueil, 27 on 11.2.1887.
1887 ca - 1890 Anvers, Rue Saint Gommaire, 42
Predecessor: Linnig Benjamin E. # Successor: D'Huyvetter Gustave
"Enlargements. Portraits drawn in crayon".  Listed as a photographer with a studio at this address by Ratinckx in 1888 and 1890, but never domiciled here.
1887 * - 1889 / Anvers, Impasse de l'Ecueil, 27 or 21 [Klipsteeg]
Moved to no. 27 on 11.2.1887 and to no. 21 on 18.8.1887. Listed at no. 21 by Ratinckx in 1888.
1889 * - 1893 / Anvers, Canal au Sucre, 13
Arrived at this address on 30.1.1889 or 30.6.1889 and left on 24.1.1893. On CAB, "2nd prize in the grand competition of Rome 1874. Honorable mention at the International Exhibition of Antwerp 1885. Only award for portraits in pencil. 2 silver medals at the Rubens exhibition. Draughtsman, speciality of portrait enlargements drawn in pencil and charcoal."
1893 * - 1897 / Anvers, Rue Carnot, 111/2
Moved here on 24.1.1893 and left on 22.3.1897. On CAB, "2nd prize in the grand competition of Rome 1874. Diploma of honour at the 1894 Exhibition. The studio is in the garden."
1897 * - 1898 / Anvers, Rue Hoboken, 38
Moved here on 22.3.1897 and left for Rempart du Lombard, 32 on 31.5.1898. On CV, "Studio in the garden". Another CV bearing the address at Rue Carnot printed on the back is overstamped with "Vict. Dirks Photographe" and this address. This is Joseph's son "Victor" Henri (° Antwerp, 5.10.1876), who was also recorded as a photographer in the 1890-1900 population register and likely assisted his father at previous locations. At the son’s wedding in Antwerp on 14.7.1906, both father and son were recorded as market traders.
1903 * Anvers, Rue de la Fraternité, 5 [Broederminstraat]
Jos Dirks was recorded as a "writer" at Rue du Bien-Être, 20 from 8.11.1899; note that that address had previously been used by Joseph van Os (see that name). He moved to this address on 24.1.1903 and left for Rue Léopold de Wael, 94 on 31.12.1907. The daybook of Segers & Bonnarens (see relevant entry) records that they bought a 30 x 40 camera and other studio equipment from Jos. Dirks at this address on 13.3.1903.
1908 * - 1911 + Anvers, Rue Montigny, 56
Moved to this address on 8.8.1908. Spelled "Dierks" in the directory. Since there is a gap of ten years in the record between photographic activity at Rue Hoboken and this address, we cannot exclude the possibility that this is in fact "Joseph" Armand Dirks (° Antwerp, 2.11.1882), another one of Joseph's sons, who was recorded as a painter ("schildersgast") in the 1900-1910 population register.

Locations

1885 ca - 1887 / Anvers, Rue Dambrugge, 352
1887 ca - 1890 Anvers, Rue Saint Gommaire, 42
1887 * - 1889 / Anvers, Impasse de l'Ecueil, 27 or 21 [Klipsteeg]
1889 * - 1893 / Anvers, Canal au Sucre, 13
1893 * - 1897 / Anvers, Rue Carnot, 111/2
1897 * - 1898 / Anvers, Rue Hoboken, 38
1903 * Anvers, Rue de la Fraternité, 5 [Broederminstraat]
1908 * - 1911 + Anvers, Rue Montigny, 56

Exhibitions

Antwerp, 1885; Antwerp, "Antwerpen's Rubenskring", 1887 (no address); Antwerp, 1894.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#5125

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ added information supplied by Ronald van Neste on 14.3.2017; MCC revised 22.5.2018; SFJ revised 16.8.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 6.7.2020, 2.12.2022, 25.4.2023, 9.5.2023 & 20.6.2023; MD revised 25.4.2023 and merged with entry 2017#0475 ("Dierks, Jos"), 9.5.2023, 5.6.2023 & 18.7.2023

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