Jean Leon Gerome (Gerome Jean Lon)( French painter and sculptor.)
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Biography Jean Leon Gerome (Gerome Jean Lon)
Born May 11, 1824 in Vesoul (Department of Haute-Saц¦ne), he studied under Paul Delaroche and Charles Gleyre. Glory came to Jerome after the creation of paintings Fight cocks (1847, Paris, Luxembourg Palace). Our success the artist was obliged not only artistic merit of his work as the very subjects - an episode from ancient mythology and French history with elements of eroticism. Among the many paintings of Jerome - Greek Interior, the Age of Augustus (1855), Alcibiades and Aspasia, Conde at the reception of Louis XIV (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art). He owns several colored marble statues of naked women, who enjoyed great success with the public at the Salon 19 in the second half of the. Jerome died in Paris on January 10, 1904.