Jean LEON GEROME ~ Orientalist ✿

Jean-Léon Gérôme (Vesoul, 1824-Paris, 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism. His paintings 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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