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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Whoever You Are Here Is Your Master - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Whoever You Are Here Is Your Master
Consummatum est Jerusalem (Jerusalem: It is finished)... - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Consummatum est Jerusalem (Jerusalem: It is finished)...
The Black Poet - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Black Poet
Bathing Scene - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Bathing Scene
Duel After a Masquerade Ball - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Duel After a Masquerade Ball
Markos Botsaris - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Markos Botsaris
Veiled Circassian Lady - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Veiled Circassian Lady
Woman from Cairo at Her Door - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Woman from Cairo at Her Door
Love Conquers All - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Love Conquers All
L'Éminence Grise, salon of 1874 - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
L'Éminence Grise, salon of 1874
Spring - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Spring
Young Greeks at a Cock Fight - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Young Greeks at a Cock Fight

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