Mark Van Crombrugge, born 1954, attended classes at Sint-Lukas Art College in Brussels and worked at the Brussels K.I.K. (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage), where he participated in a one-year course in restauration and conservation. Afterwards, he was mainly creative for the advertising industry, especially in illustration, most recently primarily in digital imaging.

It's only been a few years since he returned to traditional painting, which by now he spends all his time on.

Lives and works in the region of Ghent.