Egide Rombaux's work was clearly highly influenced by the ideas of the Italian Renaissance. He has known how to temper the overflowing of his Flemish nature by Latin discipline and has been very justly called " the Rubens of the chisel." His masterpiece, " The daughters of Satan," a powerfully modelled work of magnificent composition, is in the Museum at Brussels.
Rombaux was a Belgian sculptor. Born in Brussels and the son of the sculptor Félix Rombaux. He began to make sculpture as a youth, studying first under his father, then with De Groote and Desenfans; he also attended evening classes under Vanderstappen at the Brussels Academy. He worked as decorative sculptor for public buildings and as assistant to Jef Lambeaux and afterwards moved to Paris. In 1887 he won the Prix Godecharle and the Prix de Rome 1891, and lived c.1887-94 in Italy, then again in Paris where he met Rodin. He returned to Brussels in 1895 where he became a member of the Académie Royale de Belgique 1908. In his later years he taught at the National Institute of Fine Arts at Antwerp and at the Brussels Academy. His works include monuments, low-reliefs and portrait busts.
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