(May 11, 1824 - 1904) A French painter and sculptor who produced many works in a historical, Orientalist style.
Gerome was born on May 11, 1824 in Vesoul, a town in the modern French department of Haute-Sa�ne, not far from Besan�on and the border with Switzerland. He was the first son of Pierre G�r�me, a goldsmith, and his wife Claude Fran�oise M�lanie Vuillemot, a merchant's daughter. At school in Vesoul he had much academic success from an early age, in his final year receiving first prize in chemistry, an honourable mention in physics and another prize in oil painting, having commenced painting lessons when aged 14 after five years of drawing classes. His drawing master was Claude-Basile Cariage, a strict task master in the academic methods who is thought to have once worked in the atelier of either J B Regnault or of Ingres...
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