Stappers, Léon

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Amateur

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Life dates

Antwerp, 1858 - Antwerp, 1897

Activity

1883 - 1897 + Anvers
Leo Gustavus Joannes Carolus, ° 8.5.1858; + 26.10.1897. Profession given as bookkeeper on death certificate. Secretary of the Antwerp section of the ABP. Treasurer of the "Union Internationale de Photographie". A member of the "Société belge de microscopie", he made microphotographs in 1883 jointly with Ernest Vanden Kerkhove (see that name). "It was while attending courses in the Botanical Gardens in Antwerp some fifteen years ago that Stappers developed a taste for microscopy, which later became his favourite subject; his small micrographic laboratory was perfectly equipped" (Obituary, Bulletin de l'ABP). A dramatic cloud study (20 x 33 cm.) in an album presented by the Antwerp section of the ABP to Albéric Lunden in 1888, in the collection of the Photography Museum in Antwerp, is signed jointly by Henri Schleusner and Léon Stappers. A platinum print also by Stappers in the same album features a man reading in an interior. He was also interested in X-rays.

Locations

1883 - 1897 + Anvers

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1883.

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1887 - 1897

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3990

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 16.2.2018, based on information supplied by Pool Andries; SFJ revised 3.12.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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