JEAN LEON GEROME (French / 1824-1904)

Jean Léon Gérôme was born in Vesoul (Haute-Saône). He studied under Paul Delaroche, and then Charles Gleyre. He made his debut at the Salon of 1847. Gérôme became a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1864. Gérôme was exactly the kind of offically-recognised painter of historical, mythological, religious, and oriental scenes that the Impressionists rebelled against, and he in turn was violently opposed to the state accepting the legacy of Gustave Caillebotte (the heart of the collection of the current Musée d'Orsay), describing the paintings of Monet and Pissarro as "rubbish".

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Selected prints by JEAN LEON GEROME

Fumeur égyptien au
turban, c.1865
Tête de négresse du
Hedjaz, 1860
Santon à la porte
d'une mosquée, 1876
Wood engraving

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