Khnopff, Fernand

Identity

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Person (Male)

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  • Amateur / Connected

Details

Life dates

Grembergen-lez-Termonde, 1858 - Brussels, 1921

Activity

1888 - 1902 Bruxelles
° 12.9.1858; + 12.11.1921. Symbolist painter, he also engaged in sculpture, engraving and photography. He took photographs preparatory to painting certain pictures, notably of his sister Marguerite (for 'Memories', among other works). He also had some of his works photographed by Albert-Edouard Alexandre (see that name). The latter made platinum prints of them, which Khnopff retouched in pastel and crayon. These prints were signed by the artist and sold exactly like fine-art prints. Founder member of the groups "Les XX" and "La Nouvelle Esthétique". Retouched photographs are in the holdings of the Print Room of the "Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique / Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België" in Brussels.

Locations

1888 - 1902 Bruxelles

Exhibitions

Dendermonde, Cercle artistique, 1899 (exhibition which included retouched photographs).

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Bibliography/Webography

OLLINGER-ZINQUE, Gisèle. "Fernand Khnopff et la Photographie", in Art & Photographie. Brussels, 1980, pp. 19-29.
OLLINGER-ZINQUE, Gisèle. "Khnopff Fernand", Le Dictionnaire des painters Belges du XIVe siècle à nos jours, La Renaissance du Livre, t. 1, 1994, pp. 580-581.
JOSEPH, Steven F. "Fernand Khnopff et Alexandre, Ange" in Cent trésors de la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, Brussels, 2005, pp. 208-209.
KOSINSKI, Dorothy. "The Gaze of Fernand Khnopff" in The Artist and the Camera, Dégas to Picasso, edited by Dorothy Kosinski, Dallas & New Haven, 1992, pp. 142-155.

BALaT - Khnopff, Fernand: http://balat.kikirpa.be/people.php?priref=96129
Wikipédia - Fernand Khnopff: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernand_Khnopff

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2444

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 23.4.2018 & 4.5.2018 ; MCC revised 25.1.2019.

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