Hofmans, Charles

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Connected

Details

Life dates

Brussels, 1843 - Brussels - Ixelles, 1913

Activity

1880 * - 1913 + Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue du Viaduc, 50
Successor: Hofmans Eugène
Egide Charles, ° 13.10.1843; + 25.3.1913. Recorded as a cabinet-maker at his wedding in Brussels - Ixelles on 29.7.1871. Manufacturer of cameras and accessories. Designer of several original cameras, which won him a considerable reputation. "A." in the directories from 1895 to 1901. Patent of 21.8.1896 for "a photographic camera" [small accessory, fixed to the camera, making it possible to obtain views of variable size]. Patent of 3.9.1898 (jointly with C. Bouckaert) for "improvements to blind shutters".
1895 - 1901 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Van Aa, 30 (workshop)

Locations

1880 * - 1913 + Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue du Viaduc, 50
1895 - 1901 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Van Aa, 30 (workshop)

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1880; Ghent, 1880; Brussels, 1883; Antwerp, 1885 ("Charles-Egide"); Brussels, 1888; Paris, 1889 (silver medal); Vienna, 1889; Brussels, 1891; Ixelles, 1895; Brussels, 1897; Ghent, 1903; Ghent ABP, 1903; Louvain, 1904; Liège, 1905 (gold medal diploma).

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1885 - 1913

Description of relationship

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2223

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 22.7.2017, 27.2.2019 & 5.3.2019; SFJ revised 1.9.2019 & 16.11.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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