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Jean-Leon Gerome

Jean-Leon GeromeBorn: 11-May-1824
Birthplace: Vesoul, France
Died: 10-Jan-1904
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Painter, Sculptor

Nationality: France
Executive summary: French Orientalist painter and sculptor

Gerome moved to Paris at the age of 16. He was a student of French painter Paul Delaroche and Swiss painter Charles Gleyre. After two visits to Egypt, he painted Oriental and Middle Eastern-influenced paintings, including An Almeh, The Bath, The Pelt Merchant, and Arabs Crossing the Desert. He mainly painted mythological and historical themes. Gerome was very against Impressionism and other newer styles of painting. He taught at the Academy des Beaux Arts. Marrying the daughter of art dealer Adolphe Goupil coincidentally helped further his art career, bringing him connections and contacts.

Father: Pierre Gerome (goldsmith)
Mother: Claude Francoise Melanie Vuillemot
Wife: Marie Goupil (1842-1912; married 1863)

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