Thomas Vinçotte

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the quadriga on the arch at the Cinquantenaire, with Jules Lagae, 1904-1905
stone monument to Pioneers of the Belgian Congo, at the Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussel, 1921
Fame with chariot, atop the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Baron Thomas Jules Vinçotte (1850–1925) was a Belgian sculptor and medallist.

Life[edit]

Vinçotte was the son of Jean-Marie Vinçotte, born in Borgerhout and brother of the engineer Robert Vinçotte. Thomas initially trained at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels under Joseph Jacquet and Eugène Simonis, then continued his education in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts[1] under Pierre-Jules Cavelier.[2] He returned to Belgium and from 1886 through 1921 he lectured at the National University of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

Vinçotte developed strong social and political ties with the court of King Leopold II, as evidenced by his baronial title, his many commissions for large government projects, multiple equestrian statues of the king, portrait busts of the royal family and important officials, and his designs for Belgian coinage circa 1905.[3]

A street in Schaerbeek is named in his honor.

Work[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.museepla.ulg.ac.be/opera/vincotte/bio.html
  2. ^ A history of European and American sculpture: from the early ..., Volume 2 By Chandler Rathfon Post
  3. ^ http://dewardt.net/dimebook/Belgium.pdf
  4. ^ A history of European and American sculpture: from the early ..., Volume 2 By Chandler Rathfon Post
  5. ^ http://inventaris.vioe.be/dibe/relict/6350 (in Dutch)