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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Unfolding the Holy Flag (The Standard Bearer) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Unfolding the Holy Flag (The Standard Bearer)
Qui que tu sois, voici ton maitre (Whoever you are... - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Qui que tu sois, voici ton maitre (Whoever you are...
The Last Communion Of Saint Jerome - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Last Communion Of Saint Jerome
View Of Paestum - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
View Of Paestum
The Carpet Merchant - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Carpet Merchant
Japanese Imploring a Divinity - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Japanese Imploring a Divinity
An Arab And His Dogs - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
An Arab And His Dogs
General Bonaparte in Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
General Bonaparte in Cairo
Cairene Horse Dealer (or The Horse Market) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Cairene Horse Dealer (or The Horse Market)
The Accursed Lion - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Accursed Lion
A Hot Day In Cairo   In Front Of The Mosque - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
A Hot Day In Cairo In Front Of The Mosque
Tanagra - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Tanagra

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