Jean-Léon Gérôme Biography

Academic, Painter, Sculptor(1824–1904)
Jean-Léon Gérôme was a French painter, sculptor, and teacher. His best-known works are scenes inspired by his travels in Egypt.

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Born in Vesoul, France, in 1824, Jean-Léon Gérôme was a French painter, sculptor and teacher. His best-known works are scenes inspired by his travels in Egypt. His particular style is now known as Academicism—work influenced by European academies or universities, specifically the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Gérôme started off as a painter and ended his career mostly as a sculptor. He died in Paris in 1904.

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