Hallez, Jules

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Namur, 1829 - Dinant, 1894

Activity

1866 - 1894 + Dinant, Rue Grande, 62
Successor: Hachez Louis
° 28.10.1829; + 29.10.1894. Leading studio in Dinant for more than 20 years. At the time of his marriage to Adeline Hallez in 1855, he was registered as a pastry-cook. In the same building, "A la Renommée", his three brothers-in-law and sister-in-law made bread rolls ("couques") and ran a shop selling candles and devotional objects. During the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, he is said to have received instruction in photography from wounded French officers being nursed in the castle of the Duke d'Ossuna in Beauraing (Hallez was to make several views of this castle, which burned down in 1889). He became an outstanding landscapist of the sites around the Meuse.
Hallez was one of the first photographers in the country to use the carbon process, but was later forced to abandon it when he started to suffer from the toxic effects of dichromate. In 1883 he printed as many as 150 small and large views per day. He possessed 5,000 to 6,000 negatives. "Collection of views of the banks of the Meuse and the Lesse. Stereoscopic views. Portraits at all sizes. Pocket albums containing a collection of the most attractive panoramas and the most captivating sites of the Meuse valley." (Advertisement, 1879). Founder member of the ABP and one of the first landscapists to have his views published in the "Bulletin de l'ABP".

Locations

1866 - 1894 + Dinant, Rue Grande, 62

Exhibitions

Vienna, 1873; Brussels, 1875; Paris, 1876; Namur, 1876; Amsterdam, 1877; Brussels, 1877 (78 in his advertisements); Paris, 1878; Sydney, 1879; Brussels, 1879; Brussels, 1880; Ghent, 1880; Melbourne, 1880-1881 (bronze medal); Amsterdam, 1883; Brussels, 1883; Antwerp, 1885; Bruges, 1890.

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Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

CLAES, Marie-Christine & VAN DEN STEEN, Christian (contributions by ROMMELAERE, Catherine & LAMAS-DELGADO, Eduardo). Faste et misère : le château de Beauraing au temps d'un Grand d'Espagne (Monographies du TreM.a, n° 66). Namur, 2014 [pp. 59-60: "It is in Beauraing that Jules Hallez is said to have learned the craft of photography."].
COLEAU, Michel. "Jules Hallez (1829-1894). L'œil du photographe dinantais", De la Meuse à l'Ardenne, n° 50, 2018, pp. 109-115.

BALaT - Hallez, Jules: http://balat.kikirpa.be/people.php?priref=91740

Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1894

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2065

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

MCC revised 25.1.2019; SFJ revised 26.2.2019 & 12.3.2019

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