Thomas Vinçotte

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stone monument to Pioneers of the Belgian Congo, at the Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussel, 1921
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Fame with chariot, atop the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Baron Thomas Jules Vinçotte (1850–1925) was a Belgian sculptor and medallist.



Vinçotte was the son of Jean-Marie Vinçotte, born in Borgerhout and brother of the engineer Robert Vinçotte. Thomas initially trained at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels under Joseph Jacquet and Eugène Simonis, then continued his education in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts [1] under Pierre-Jules Cavelier. [2] He returned to Belgium and from 1886 through 1921 he lectured at the National University of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

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