Enter his photogallery
Georges Gilon (1873-1928) wooltrader at Verviers in Belgium.
He was married to Maria Nokin who bore him 4 children.
Besides his passion for photography he was also a gifted wood-worker. His photographic topics were mainly landscapes, old regional farmhouses, festivities and townscapes of his hometown Verviers.
The vast body of his work consists of b/w photographs, although he worked also with the autochrome process. He excelled in rendering colours in fine pastel shades which turned his autochromes into timeless works of art. See e.g. the three townscapes in which the viewer is captivated by the dreamlike atmosphere.Landscape with windmill is also a fine example of the compositional skills of Georges Gilon. The green foreground gives the eye a resting point, the footpath leads us to the red pastel rooftops and the upstanding sail of the windmill.
A small collection of his autochromes can be seen on this site.
- Collection Family J.P. Gilon-Klinkenberg
- Collection F. Van Hoof-Williame
- Association Belge de Photographie