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His paintings were so widely reproduced that he was "arguably the world's most famous living artist by 1880." The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits, and other subjects, bringing the academic painting tradition to an artistic climax.
Jean-Léon Gérôme (*11 May 1824 in Vesoul, Département Haute-Saône; † 10 January 1904 in Paris) was a French history painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism.
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