van Léaucourt, Georges

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1859 - Brussels - Ixelles, 1939

Activity

1889 * - 1904 / Courtrai, Boulevard de Groeninghe, 19
Georges Evariste Louis, ° 28.8.1859; + 17.1.1939. Arrived from Ghent on 27.8.1889 where he had been recorded as a shipping agent at the birth of his daughter Stella in October 1884. Registered as shipping agent and photographer. Studio photographer (habitually signing "Georg van Léaucourt") before becoming a manufacturer of photographic plates, an activity first embodied in the partnership "Georges van Léaucourt & Cie", founded on 15.10.1893 with Philippe Hannet (see that name). The partnership was dissolved in 1894. Thereafter established a limited company "Plaques Léaucourt" (see that entry). It is highly possible that the portrait studio was closed when van Léaucourt devoted himself to manufacturing, even though some directories still list him as a photographer until 1903. Member of the "Société Photographique de Courtrai". van Léaucourt sold his shareholding to Stanislas Nolf (see that name) in 1903. Left Courtrai for Brussels - Ixelles on 17.12.1904.
1907 - 1914 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Ernest Solvay, 16
Predecessor: Van Léaucourt Stella (Mlle) #
Cameras and general photographic supplies. Initial "G" in the directories. CAB at this address signed "Ateliers Léaucourt", c. 1908. There are also collotype postcards bearing the credit "Phot. Léaucourt, Brux." His daughter Stella was active in the firm for an unspecified period. Still active here in the interwar years. A third member of the family, René (° Courtrai, 19.2.1893; + Sonnenburg [East Prussia, D now PL], 13.1.1944) subsequently worked here. A veteren of World War I, René was arrested in July 1941 for harbouring escaped British soldiers and perished in Sonnenburg concentration camp. His obituary notice described him as a photographer at this address.

Locations

1889 * - 1904 / Courtrai, Boulevard de Groeninghe, 19
1907 - 1914 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Ernest Solvay, 16

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1897 (gold medal)

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1896 - 1904

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#4478

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 26.9.2017, 17.7.2018 & 16.11.2018 partly based on information supplied by Paul De Paepe and Filippe De Potter; SFJ revised 7.5.2020 & 8.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD / SFJ revised 26.6.2020

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