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About Jean-Leon Gerome

Jean-Léon Gérôme 1824 – 1904 

Born at Vesoul, A French painter and sculptor in historical Orientalist style.

In 1841 he went to Paris where he studied under Paul Delaroche, and accompanied him to Italy in 1844-1845. On his return he exhibited The Cock-fight, which gained him a third-class medal in the Salon of 1847.

The Virgin with Christ and St John and Anacreon, Bacchus and Cupid took a second-class medal in 1848.

In 1856 he went to Egypt and started many Orientals paintings depicting Arab religion, genre scenes and North African landscapes. Gérôme's best paintings are of Eastern subjects. 


Jean-Léon Gérôme died in 1904 and was buried in the Montmartre Cemetery.  

Gerome at Arcadian galleries
Gerome at art renewal center 
Gerome at CGFA 
Gerome at Wikimedia 
Gerome at Art Magic 
Gerome at Humanities Web 
Gerome at the Athenaeum 
Gerome at jeanleonegerome blogspot 
Gerome at Atrcyclopedia