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Jean Léon Gérôme
(1824 - 1904)

1824 Born 11 May in Vesoul, France
1843 Studies drawing under Claude-Basile Cariage
1844 Entered the atelier of Charles Gleyre
1847 Exhibits The Cockfight at the Salon
1850 Studies under Paul Delaroche
1855 Travels to Turkey
1864 Appointed Professor in the Art Schools
1865 Elected a member of the Imperial Institute
1867 Promoted from a knight to an officer in the Legion of Honour
1868 Takes a three-and-a-half month excursion to the Middle East
1869 Elected an honorary member of the British Royal Academy
1871 Travels to Turkey
1873 Travels to Spain and Algiers
1874 Travels to Holland
1878 Makes his public debut as a sculptor at the Paris International Exhibition
1879 Travels to Turkey
1880 Travels to Egypt
1888 Travels to London
1889 Travels to Italy
1890 Travels to Sicily
1904 Dies 10 January in Paris, France

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