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Jean-Léon Gérôme

French painter and sculptor

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Gérôme's father, a goldsmith from Vesoul, discouraged his son from studying to become a painter but agreed, reluctantly, to allow him a trial period in the studio of Paul Delaroche in Paris. He traveled and studied in Italy, elsewhere in Europe, and in Asia Minor. The subjects that he enjoyed most were scenes of nature and animals. He is best known for mythological and history paintings that are typically anecdotal, painstaking, melodramatic, and frequently erotic.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115563.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Jean-Léon Gérôme:

Jean-Léon Gérôme The Chess Players, ca. 1870-1873 Oil painting on canvas
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