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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The Sentinel At The Sultans Tomb - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Sentinel At The Sultans Tomb
The Harem's Excursion - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Harem's Excursion
Working in Marble - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Working in Marble
Woman at Her Window - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Woman at Her Window
View Of Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
View Of Cairo
Phryné before the Areopagus - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Phryné before the Areopagus
Janissary Smoking - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Janissary Smoking
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)
Woman from Cairo, Smoking a Cigarette - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Woman from Cairo, Smoking a Cigarette
An Arab Caravan outside a Fortified Town, Egypt - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
An Arab Caravan outside a Fortified Town, Egypt
The Pyrrhic Dance (or Sword Dance Before Egyptian Ruins) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Pyrrhic Dance (or Sword Dance Before Egyptian Ruins)
The Negro Master of the Hounds - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Negro Master of the Hounds

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