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French artist and sculptor specialize in style now called Academicism. Jean-Leon Gerome's most famous artworks are actually are views motivated during his journaly in Egypt. He painted a wide range of subjects such as historical paintings, orientalism, Greek mythology, portrait paintings and many more. He is the man taking the Academic art traditions into an creative finish. Gerome is regarded as the greatest artist in academic time, he is also a teacher having lots of students.

Jean-leon Gerome left behind his desire of gaining the Prix de Rome and made good use of his sudden achievements. His famous artworks The Virgin, the Infant Jesus and St John and Anacreon, Bacchus and Cupid got a second-class medal in 1848. And  In 1849 he painted Michelangelo in his studio.

In 1854 Jean-leon Gerome travled to Turkey as well as the seasides of Danube and then to Egypt in 1857. Regarding the 1855's exhibitiion, he created a Pifferaro, A Shepherd, A Russian Concert togeher with a hig historical painting named The Age of Augustus and the Birth of Christ. The last painting was actually confused in influence, however in the acknowledgement of its complete skill the State bought it. While at the salon of 1857, Gerome's name was greatly improved due to hise most well-liked art. In Caesar (1859) he attempted to go back to a great level of painting, however, he failed to attract people's attention. Some artworks gave boost to a few scandal because of the subjects, and resulted in bringing down on him the bad strikes of Paul de Saint-Victor in addition to Maxime Ducamps.

Jean-leon was also a sucessfull sculptor; he completed, with other artworks; Omphale (1887), and the sculpture of the due Aumale which actually appears before the chateau of Chantilly (1899). His Bellona (1892), in ivory, metal, and valuable stones, which was also attracted great attention, now displayed in the Royal Academy of London.

On Jan 10th 1904 Gerome passed away in the atelier. He was discovered ahead of a Rembrandt portrait and near his own artwork "The Truth". According to his reques, he was burried without having flowers in the Montmartre Cemetery at the statue Sorrow which he had created for his son.

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