Mark Van Crombrugge, born 1954, attended classes at Sint-Lukas Art College in Brussels and worked e.g. 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,.
It has been more than 20 years now since he returned to traditional painting, which by now he spends all his time on.
Lives and works in the region of Ghent.