Wynants, François (& Driessens, Victor)

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Person (Male)

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  • Maison Centrale de Photographie

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  • Professional

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1864 * - 1869 / Anvers, Rempart du Lombard, 76
Successor: Van Oudenhoven Jos #
Studio opened on 20.8.1864. Wynants (° Antwerp, 1824) had lived in North America for many years. In 1864 he arrived from Buenos Aires [Argentina]. Created "a photographic portrait of Lincoln, taken from life and life-size" (De Koophandel, 5.5.1865). He formed a brief partnership, 1867 ca-1869, with Victor Driessens (° Lille [F], 1820; + Antwerp, 1885), who was registered as an actor. Wynants was active at this address at the same time as Mangel du Mesnil, and then simultaneously with his successor Jos Van Oudenhoven. The latter’s studio appears to have coexisted with Wynants’ in 1868-1869. Wynants moved to Begijnenvest, 54, on 15.9.1874. Advertisement in 1876 during the Centennial Exhibition: F. Wynants & C°, 119, Market Street, Philadelphia, USA (Journal des Inventeurs, 1.2.1876).

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1864 * - 1869 / Anvers, Rempart du Lombard, 76

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DIRECTORY_1997#4828

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 13.9.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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