Share:        Link to this page

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.


Page 3 of 15  First Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  Next Last   Paintings: 339
View Of Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
View Of Cairo
Working in Marble - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Working in Marble
Woman from Cairo, Smoking a Cigarette - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Woman from Cairo, Smoking a Cigarette
Diogenes - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Diogenes
An Arab Caravan outside a Fortified Town, Egypt - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
An Arab Caravan outside a Fortified Town, Egypt
Janissary Smoking - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Janissary Smoking
Dispute D'Arabes (Arabs Arguing) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Dispute D'Arabes (Arabs Arguing)
Phryné before the Areopagus - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Phryné before the Areopagus
Harem in the Kiosk (or The Guardian of the Seraglio) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Harem in the Kiosk (or The Guardian of the Seraglio)
Plaza De Toros   The Entry Of The Bull - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Plaza De Toros The Entry Of The Bull
The Palace Guard - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Palace Guard
Jean Bart - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Jean Bart
Sorrow - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Sorrow
The Sentinel At The Sultans Tomb - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Sentinel At The Sultans Tomb
Arabs Crossing The Desert - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Arabs Crossing The Desert
Circus Maximus - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Circus Maximus
Louis XIV and Molière - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Louis XIV and Molière
The Pyrrhic Dance (or Sword Dance Before Egyptian Ruins) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Pyrrhic Dance (or Sword Dance Before Egyptian Ruins)
Departure of the Cats from the Circus - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Departure of the Cats from the Circus
The Black Poet - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Black Poet
Veiled Circassian Lady - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Veiled Circassian Lady
Call to Prayer, Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Call to Prayer, Cairo
Bathing Scene - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Bathing Scene
Young Greeks at a Cock Fight - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Young Greeks at a Cock Fight
Page 3 of 15  First Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  Next Last   Paintings: 339