Painter of landscapes, portraits, figures and religious subjects. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Higher Institute Saint-Lucuas in Ghent, as well as at the higher national institute of the fine arts of Antwerp. He attended the workshops of G. Verdegem and Constant Permeke. Crombé studied the history of art at the school from École du Louvre in Paris and was a pupil of the school of graphic art of Frankfurt.
In 1954 he obtained the prize of the province of Eastern Flanders, and the Sagrada Familia prize for religious art in 1957. In 1968 a free academy with Sint-Martens-Latem melts. He abandoned animism while choosing a vision related to nature and subjects such as children and the people around him. These he evokes with tenderness, using intense colors whilst giving a place particular to the person. He also produced landscapes of North Africa, Italy and Spain. Crombé belonged to the fourth group of Sint-Martens-Latem since 1968.