Sury, Joseph

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Connected / Amateur

Details

Life dates

Chimay, 1886 - Antwerp, 1944

Activity

1903 - 1928 Anvers - Wyneghem, Chaussée de Turnhout, 283
° 17.4.1866; + 23.11.1944. Studies at the Academy of Brussels. Chemist at Distillery Meeus in Wijnegem. Pictorialist. Member of the "Club d'amateurs photographes de Belgique". Became a pioneer of colour photography: he registered a patent, jointly with Edmond Bastyns (see that name), on 17.7.1908 for "obtaining, on paper, photographic prints in colour"; The process consisted of combining iron salts for blue tones with the gum bichromate process for yellows and reds. He founded a firm on 31.10.1908, "La Photographie des Couleurs S.A.", to commercialise trichromatic photography. In 1913, Sury invented "Color" paper (powder process) that came into use after the First World War. Member of the "Photo-Club d'Anvers". Still active in the 1930s. Killed, together with the rest of his family, when a V-2 rocket destroyed his house and laboratory.

Locations

1903 - 1928 Anvers - Wyneghem, Chaussée de Turnhout, 283

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1907 (gum prints); Brussels, 1908; Brussels, 1911 (colour portraits by Sury's own process); Ghent, 1913 (powder print).

Genres / subject matter

Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

BERGER, Philippe. Le Procédé Color. Procédé aux Poudres du Docteur Joseph Sury. Belgique: Édition Philippe Berger, 2000.

Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1903 - 1914

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#4041

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 5.8.2017, 16.2.2018, 29.9.2018 & 14.10.2018, partly based on information supplied by Pool Andries: SFJ revised 17.4.2019 & 4.6.2019; SFJ revised 3.5.2020, 27.6.2020 & 24.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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