(Opwijk, 1920 - Saint-Martens-Latem, 2005)
Painter, draughtsman, engraver, mural painter, designer of artistic glazing, jewelry and carpets. Educated by the academy St-Lucas in Ghent (Jos Verdegem), In Antwerp at the NHISKA (Constant permeke), In Paris at the Ecole du Louvre and in Frankfurt-am-Mein. He worked five years in the workshop of his master Jos Verdegem and received a special education in the workshops of Constant Permeke and Robert Van Cauwenberghe. Crombé completed this with an untiringly tutorial, dedicated to the research of copying works from ancient masters in national and international musea. He also received a special education in the Ecole du Louvre (archaeology and restauration) and used this achieved experience in the workshops of Van de Velde (Ghent) and in The Louvre with Professor Serulaz (Paris).
From 1970, he lived in Saint-Martens-Latem where he was a part of the fouth generation of "Latem painters" : Maurice schelck, Fons Roggeman, Jope van Rossem, Chris pots, Jef Wauters and lea Vanderstraeten.
As a reaction to the expressionism, where the objective form as an element of mouvement was forgotten, Luc-Peter Crombé, animist, has brought back its importance. This was due to his contact with the renaissance art in Italy. The colour, discovered on his travels to Spain and Maroc, softened by him as an animist, got more depth and saturation as the years went by. His works, apart the time he painted landscapes and portraits, were mainly literary-intellectual charged.
Crombé won several awards, such as : Award for living model, 1947, Antwerp; Provincial award, 1954, East Flanders; Graphic award, 1955, Frankfurt; Award Benevenuto, 1956, Milan; Award Famillia Sagrada for religious art, 1957, Barcelona; World's fair, 1964, his greatest distinction; Honour's award Detroit, 1965.
Works of Luc-Peter Crombé can be admired at the musea of Brussels, Frankfurt, Saint-Martens-Latem, Zelzate, Barcelona, Ertvelde, Mariahal Scherpenheuvel, Glorieux, Detroit and Osaka.