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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Bathsheba - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Bathsheba
Harem Women Feeding Pigeons in a Courtyard - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Harem Women Feeding Pigeons in a Courtyard
Phryne - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Phryne
Last Prayers of the Christian Martyrs - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Last Prayers of the Christian Martyrs
Bain turc ou Bain maure (deux femmes) (Turkish Bath... - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Bain turc ou Bain maure (deux femmes) (Turkish Bath...
The Pasha's Sorrow - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Pasha's Sorrow
Plaza De Toros   The Entry Of The Bull - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Plaza De Toros The Entry Of The Bull
The Two Majesties - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Two Majesties
Pelt Merchant Of Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Pelt Merchant Of Cairo
Pygmalion and Galatea (study) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Pygmalion and Galatea (study)
Diogenes - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Diogenes
Old Clothing Merchant in Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Old Clothing Merchant in Cairo

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