Alexis Delcroix, photographer of the modern
The work of Alexis Delcroix was one of the biggest discoveries during the preparation of "Collector's Room Update #2: Reinventing the World". Until this day we haven't found any biographical information about this fabulous photographer. Perhaps he was one of the many talented Belgian amateur photographers of the inter war period. During this period it wasn't obvious to publish "modern" photography in Belgium. The photography magazines were still dominated by the pictorialists.
His work is characterized by large and extremely well-finished prints. The print quality of his work is exceptional. Almost better than that of the professionals.
His sense for experiment and composition is striking.
Alexis Delcroix was a Belgian amateur photographer. He was active from the 1930s until the 1950s in Brussels.
He was an active member of the APB. He participated in a lot of (inter)national exhibitions. In our archives we only found international publications of his work in: Photograms of the Year (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1951) and The American Annual of photography 1949