Thomas Vinçotte is a Belgian sculptor , born with Borgerhout (Antwerp) in 1850 and deceased with Schaerbeek (Brussels) in 1925. First of all raise royal Académie of the Art schools of Brussels, it continues its formation with the École of the Art schools of Paris. Quickly famous, it gains several prices and starts a brilliant career during which it carries out many public monuments.
Its work is composed primarily of busts of personalities and monuments where the equestrian statues hold a privileged place.
It carries out several orders on behalf of the king Léopold II of which various portraits, of the coins, various works for the Royal palace of Brussels and for the Parc of the Fiftieth anniversary, whose monument impresses paternalism, Belgian pioneers in Congo .
Schaerbeek named one of its arteries Rue Thomas Vinçotte .
Some public achievements
- the horse-breaker (1885) - which occurred Louise, Brussels
- Statue of François Anneessens (1889) - place Anneessens, Brussels
- Quadriga the Brabant raising the national flag (1904-1905) - Arcades of the Fiftieth anniversary, Brussels
- Monument Zénobe Gram (1905) - between the bridge of Fétinne and the bridge of Fragnée, equestrian Liege
- Statue of Léopold II (1926) - Place of the Throne, Brussels
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