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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Bonaparte et son armée en Egypte (Napolean and his... - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Bonaparte et son armée en Egypte (Napolean and his...
Almehs playing Chess in a Café - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Almehs playing Chess in a Café
The Death of Caesar - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Death of Caesar
The Ballplayer - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Ballplayer
Cave Canem Beware The Dog - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Cave Canem Beware The Dog
Cafe House, Cairo - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Cafe House, Cairo
Home from the Hunt - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Home from the Hunt
A Collaboration - Corneille and Molière - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
A Collaboration - Corneille and Molière
The Bacchante - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Bacchante
A Joke - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
A Joke
Purchase Of A Slave - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
Purchase Of A Slave
The Harem in a Kiosk - Jean-Léon Gérôme - www.jeanleongerome.org
The Harem in a Kiosk

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