Jean-Leon Gerome- A young and dynamic painter
Jean Leon Gerome is the most popular artist who was born in Vesoul in 1824. He was a studious child, intelligent, who had completed his study in Greek, Latin, and history at high school. In fact, he was a Neoclassical painter who painted so many impressive arts. In 1838 Gerome won his first prize for drawing. He was a French historical painter who did so many great works later in the future.
Early Training & struggle of Jean-Leon Gerome
At the age of 16, Gerome left his hometown, where he took steps against his father and struggled in his life to survive. For a certain time period, he painted religious cards for a living. He attended the painting classes at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts. Because of his dedication and ability, his father also approved his work. In 1843 he traveled to many countries, including Italy, Venice, Rome, and Naples.
Here he met with so many young artists who helped him to make improvements in his work. He was a progressive artist and mainly known for his ideals in his professionalism. He made so many fantastic pieces and is known as an Impressionist.
Important works of Jean-Leon Gerome
His major works are The Cock Fight, The Death of Caesar, Bashi-Bazouk (Jean-Léon Gérôme), The Slave Market, Jerusalem, Greek Interior, Prayer in the Mosque, Pool in a Harem Pool in a Harem, The Christian Martyrs' Last Prayer, The Tulip Folly and so on. He had also been admired for his epic panorama paintings.
Some of his other works are The Carpet Merchant, Pollice Verso, Bathsheba, Moses on Mount Sinai, and Napoleon in Egypt. He was a good draftsman, too, and a sculptor. He is still counted as a good artist and took his last breath in 1860.