Joostens, Florent

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Amateur

Details

Life dates

Antwerp, 1835 - Antwerp, 1888

Activity

1858 - 1877 Anvers
° 22.8.1835; + 18.9.1888. He was a landowner, residing in the castle of Wijnegem, and member of the commercial and maritime upper middle class. He recorded the ruins of the Antwerp stock exchange on 6.8.1858. As one of the leading Belgian amateurs in the 1860s, he was especially known for his views of the old Antwerp gates and the Spanish ramparts before they were dismantled. He had CVs printed in his name, which was rare for an amateur. Founder member of the ABP. The Photography Museum in Antwerp possesses an album featuring Joostens' castle at Wijnegem.

Locations

1858 - 1877 Anvers

Exhibitions

Bruxelles, 1861 (the old port and the castle of Wijnegem); Paris, 1867 (landscapes, town views, portraits; coloured prints juxtaposing two images, the upper one rendered transparent with varnish, and held slightly apart at the edges with a thin strip of cardboard).

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1877

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2370

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 13.2.2018, partly based on information supplied by Pool Andries; SFJ revised 15.4.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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