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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An Almeh - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
An Almeh
Arnaut from Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Arnaut from Cairo
La Femme Au Voile (The Woman With The Veil) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
La Femme Au Voile (The Woman With The Veil)
The Tulip Folly - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Tulip Folly
The Day Of The Last Judgment - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Day Of The Last Judgment
The Pyramids, Sunrise - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Pyramids, Sunrise
Michelangelo (or In his Studio) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Michelangelo (or In his Studio)
General Bonaparte With His Military Staff In Egypt - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
General Bonaparte With His Military Staff In Egypt
Recreation In A Russian Camp Souvenir Of Moldavia - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Recreation In A Russian Camp Souvenir Of Moldavia
The Janissaries Patrol Smyrna - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Janissaries Patrol Smyrna
He Hath Seen Well - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
He Hath Seen Well
Camels at a Watering Trough - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Camels at a Watering Trough

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