Égide Rombaux [also known as Égide Rombeaux] was born in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium on 19 January 1865 and was the son of the sculptor Félix Rombaux (1838-?). From 1879 he studied at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels where was taught by Charles Van der Stappen (1843-1910). From 1883 to 1886, he worked on several projects in Holland, Germany and in France. He was then employed as an assistant to the sculptors Guillaume de Groot (1839–1922), Albert Desenfans (1845-1938), and Jef Lambeaux. (1852-1908) In 1887 he was awarded the Godecharle prize for sculpture with his sculpture 'Mercure' and with the benefit of the award went to Italy. In 1891 he received the Grand prix de Rome, enabling go back to Italy. In 1895 he returned to Belgium and trained in marble with the sculptors Léonce Évrard and for Godefroid Devreese (1861-1941).

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet) https://www.arthistoryresearch.net/

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