Gilles (- Ledoux), Amand

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Maison Gilles - Ledoux<76->

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Soye, 1844 - Namur, 1889

Activity

1873 * - 1889 + Namur, Rue de la Croix, 4
Predecessor: Gilles François Successeur: Gilles - Ledoux (Maison)
° 19.10.1844; + 15.11.1889. Amand was the younger brother of François Gilles. At first a teacher and communal secretary in Moignelée. He is said to have learned photography with the Parisian portraitist Franck (see that name), who had stayed in Namur in c. 1862. Following the transfer of the studio from his brother in 1873, he continued initially to sign CVs simply "Gilles" with no first name. On 22.8.1876 he married Joséphine Ledoux (° Tamines, 23.1.1841; + Namur, 5.10.1879), following which the studio credit ran "Artistic photography of all kinds, Gilles - Ledoux". He registered a patent in 1885 for an "automatic dimmer for photographic enlargements". Amand's second marriage was to Marie Désirée Massart (° Beuzet, 2.11.1851) on 11.4.1883. She ensured the continuity of the studio after his death and maintained the trade name "Maison Gilles - Ledoux".

Locations

1873 * - 1889 + Namur, Rue de la Croix, 4

Exhibitions

Antwerp, 1885; Brussels, 1888.

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1889 - 1890

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1886

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 24.9.2017; MCC revised 22.5.2018; SFJ revised 11.5.2019 & 9.4.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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