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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Socrates Seeking Alcibiades In The House Of Aspasia - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Socrates Seeking Alcibiades In The House Of Aspasia
Sabre Dance in a Cafe - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Sabre Dance in a Cafe
Carpet Merchant in Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Carpet Merchant in Cairo
The End of the Sitting - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The End of the Sitting
Le Jour Du Jugement Dernier (The Day of the Last Judgment) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Le Jour Du Jugement Dernier (The Day of the Last Judgment)
Greek Interior [sketch] - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Greek Interior [sketch]
Nude - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Nude
The Women's Bath - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Women's Bath
The Muezzin - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Muezzin
Solomon's Wall Jerusalem (or The Wailing Wall) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Solomon's Wall Jerusalem (or The Wailing Wall)
A Moorish Bath   Turkish Woman Bathing No 2 - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
A Moorish Bath Turkish Woman Bathing No 2
Julius Caesar And Staff - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Julius Caesar And Staff

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