Meet Snapshot: Henri Evenepoel

Henri Evenepoel (1872–1899)
Born to Belgian parents, Henri Evenepoel lived in Paris in the 1890s until his death at age 27. A student of Gustave Moreau and friend and classmate of Henri Matisse, he left some 1,000 drawings and paintings of Parisian life. Evenepoel bought a Pocket Kodak in 1897. He did his own developing and printing and considered becoming a professional photographer. He took almost 875 photographs, creating novel images and recording his family and studio.

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