Jean-Leon Gerome (May 11, 1824 - January 10, 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax.

Born at Vesoul (Haute-Saone), he went to Paris in 1840 where he studied under Paul Delaroche, whom he accompanied to Italy (1843-1844). He visited Florence, Rome, the Vatican and Pompeii, but he was more attracted to the world of nature. Taken by a fever, he was forced to return to Paris in 1844. On his return he followed, like many other students of Delaroche, into the atelier of Charles Gleyre and studied there for a brief time. He then attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1846 he tried to enter the prestigious Prix de Rome, but failed in the final stage because his figure drawing was inadequate.


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Selling Slaves in Rome - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Selling Slaves in Rome
The Harem Bathing - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Harem Bathing
Grecian Interior, Le Gynecee - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Grecian Interior, Le Gynecee
Slave Auction - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Slave Auction
Venus Rising - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Venus Rising
Harem Pool - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Harem Pool
Caesar and Cleopatra - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Caesar and Cleopatra
The Slave Market - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Slave Market
Slave Auction or Slave Market in Rome - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Slave Auction or Slave Market in Rome
Achat D'Une Esclave (Purchase Of A Slave) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Achat D'Une Esclave (Purchase Of A Slave)
The Harem on the Terrace - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Harem on the Terrace
Women Bathing - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Women Bathing

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