Van Gele, Auguste

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Person (Male)

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  • Amateur

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Life dates

Brussels - Saint-Josse, 1864 - ?, 1931

Activity

1889 - 1903 > Bruxelles - Ixelles
Auguste Victor Louis, ° 17.9.1864; + 21.7.1931. Secondary school teacher. President of the "Université populaire d'Etterbeek". Author of several guide books to tourist spots in the Belgian countryside published between 1894 and 1912. He took some 3 000 slides of Belgian monuments and landscapes. Van Gele sold many views to Edouard Joseph Nels (see that name) to constitute an image bank for his nascent business of picture postcard publishing. Chairman of the jury judging competitions for the periodical "Le sentiment d'art en photographie" (see Liorel). Won first prize in a competition organised by the ABP under the patronage of the "Automobile Club de Belgique" in 1902. The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels possesses 1 598 glass negatives taken by Van Gele between 1898 and 1920, depicting picturesque views and historic buildings.

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1889 - 1903 > Bruxelles - Ixelles

Exhibitions

Ghent ABP, 1903.

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Bibliography/Webography

VAN PETEGHEM, Roger. "Les cartes postales édiées par E. Nels, un succès populaire II" in Journal du Collectionneur, 44, September 1994, p. 80.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#4423

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 5.5.2018; MCC revised 19.6.2018, 27.1.2019 & 12.3.2020; SFJ revised 31.10.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 5.11.2020

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