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Jean Léon Gérôme

Gérôme, Jean Léon (zhäN lāôNˈ zhārōmˈ) [key], 1824–1904, French historical and genre painter. He enjoyed a successful career in his day. He studied with Delaroche and adhered to academic technique. A good draftsman and facile illustrator, he produced a large number of paintings, meticulous in execution. In his last years he gave up painting for sculpture. His painting The Cock Fight (1847) is in the Louvre.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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