Jean-Léon Gérôme

French painter and sculptor (1824–1904) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 – 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism. His paintings were so widely reproduced that he was "arguably the world's most famous living artist by 1880."[1] The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits, and other subjects, bringing the academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this academic period. He was also a teacher with a long list of students.

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Jean-Léon Gérôme
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Born(1824-05-11)11 May 1824
Died10 January 1904(1904-01-10) (aged 79)
Paris, France
EducationPaul Delaroche, Charles Gleyre
Known forPainting, sculpture, teaching
MovementAcademicism, Orientalism