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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A Bath, Woman Bathing Her Feet (or Harem Pool) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
A Bath, Woman Bathing Her Feet (or Harem Pool)
Snake Charmer - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Snake Charmer
Turkish Bath Or Moorish Bath   Two Women - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Turkish Bath Or Moorish Bath Two Women
Allumeuse de Narghilé (The Teaser of the Narghile)... - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Allumeuse de Narghilé (The Teaser of the Narghile)...
Slave Market (or For Sale) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Slave Market (or For Sale)
Pygmalion and Galatea - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Pygmalion and Galatea
Moorish Bath - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Moorish Bath
Grande Piscine de Brousse - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Grande Piscine de Brousse
Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down)
The Reception for Prince Conde at Versailles - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Reception for Prince Conde at Versailles
King Candaules - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
King Candaules
An Arab and His Horse in the Desert - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
An Arab and His Horse in the Desert

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