biography of Jean-Léon GÉROME (1824-1904)

Personal data


Birth : 05/11/1824 - Vesoul, France
Death : 01/10/1904 - Paris, France
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : France

Education

Pupil of / student of Charles GLEYRE [ 1808-1874 ]
Ecole des Beaux-Arts – Paris, France
Pupil of / student of Paul DELAROCHE [ 1797-1856 ]

Professional data


Work and Life

1883:Traveled to Grenada, Spain
1848:Captain of the National Guard, France
Many travels to Italy, Turkey, Egypt


Honorary degree

1898

1898 : Légion d’honneur , Grand Officier – Paris, France


Other professions

1864 : Professor
Ecole des Beaux-Arts – Paris, France


Affiliated to an association

1865 : Institut de France – 23, quai Conti – Paris, France
1893 : Société des Peintres Orientalisants – Paris, France

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Oil/canvas - Oil/panel
Print-Multiple : Engraving
Sculpture-Volume : Bronze
Drawing-Watercolor : Charcoal - Gouache - Ink - Lead pencil - Pencil - Watercolour

Subject

history
communities
mythology
nude
landscape
portrait
religion
genre scene

Movements and styles

French Orientalism
Pompier Art

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

1847

Salon de Paris
Paris, France
1847


Group exhibitions

1855

Universal Exhibition / Exposition Universelle, n° 2
Paris, France
05/15/1855 – 10/31/1855

Legals