Born in Brussels in 1824, de Schampheleer was a pupil of de Bock in Antwerp. Much of his early career was spent in Munich where he developed a love of landscape painting. A painter in the true classic tradition, his work is full of light and texture and bears marked similarities to that of the Barbizon painters of France a group that he visited in the 1850’s.
A frequent international exhibitor, he had major exhibitions in Antwerp, Liege, London, Paris and Berlin. His paintings today can be seen in numerous museums including those at Liege, Antwerp and Brussels.
Edmond de Schampheleer died in the town of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, close to Brussels in 1899.His paintings can be seen today in a number of museums including those in Antwerp, Kortrijk, Liege and at the Museum of Fine Art in Brussels.