(1863 - 1930)
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Jean Ferris is known for history, genre, illustration, etching.
Biography Jean Ferris
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Jean Leon Gerome Ferris was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1863, when the Civil War was raging. Historical painter, illustrator, etcher, he created work that is in Congress Hall in Philadelphia.
Ferris was the pupil of his father, the portrait painter Stephen James Ferris, a devotee of Jean Leon Gerome and Mariano Fortuny. His mother's brother was Thomas Moran, so the atmosphere for an adolescent was fine art.
He studied in Spain in 1881, and in 1884, under William Adolphe Bouguereau at the Julian Academy in Paris, where he received the impetus to concentrate on historical painting. Until 1900 he prepared himself by traveling and sketching in Englan
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