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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Dispute D'Arabes (Arabs Arguing) - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Dispute D'Arabes (Arabs Arguing)
The Negro Master of the Hounds - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Negro Master of the Hounds
Circus Maximus - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Circus Maximus
Jean Bart - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Jean Bart
The Prisoner - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Prisoner
The Palace Guard - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Palace Guard
Sorrow - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Sorrow
The Reception Of The Siamese Ambassadors At Fontainebleau - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Reception Of The Siamese Ambassadors At Fontainebleau
Arabs Crossing The Desert - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Arabs Crossing The Desert
The Dance Of The Almeh - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Dance Of The Almeh
Call to Prayer, Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Call to Prayer, Cairo
Departure of the Cats from the Circus - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Departure of the Cats from the Circus

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