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Dontas  

6th century, male.

Active in Lacedaemonia in 550 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Dontas, a pupil of Dipoenus and Scyllis, made some statues for the treasury of the Megarians. With Perillus he made the hollow bronze bull with which Phalaris, tyrant of Acragas (Agrigento), used to execute his victims by slowly roasting them alive inside it....

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Dorycleidas  

6th century, male.

Active Lacedaemonian, active in Lacedaemonia in 550 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Dorycleidas, a pupil of Dipoenus and Scyllis, worked with his brother Medon on the gold and ivory statues of the Heraeum (temple of Hera) at Olympia. He was the founder of a Spartan school of sculptors specialising in the manufacture of statues in bronze and ivory. Probably in contact with centres in Crete and further east, these workshops, inspired by Dorycleidas, must also have made gold and ivory statues....

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Ecphantus I  

7th – 6th century BC, male.

Born on Melos.

Painter, sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Ecphantus was born on the island of Melos, and left his inscription on a marble column that was taken from there to Venice in 1755. Today it is in Berlin. Nothing definite is known about his abilities as a painter....

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Ecphantus Ii, of Corinth  

7th century BC, male.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Ecphantus, according to Pliny, was the first to think of using crushed brick in painting.

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Eleutherus  

6th century BC, male.

Born in Athens; died at the end of the 6th or at the beginning of the 5th century BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Eleutherus is known only from a signature on the fragment of a base of a statue found in the ruins of the Acropolis....

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Emilus  

6th century BC, male.

Active in 550 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Emilus, a pupil of Dipoenus and Scyllis, worked in gold and ivory. For the temple of Hera at Olympia he made a group representing the Hours seated on thrones.

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Endoeus  

6th century BC, male.

Active Athenian, active in 516 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Endoeus made a seated Athena that was placed on the Acropolis in Athens, and a group of Graces and Hours in white marble in Erythrae in Ionia. For the same town he also made an enormous wooden statue of Athena Polias, and another of the same goddess in Alea in Arcadia. Augustus took this statue and set it up in Rome. The name Endoeus was found on a marble base discovered on Mount Hymettus, carved in Attic letters of a very ancient style....

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Epagatus  

6th century BC, male.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Epagatus' name, carved in archaic letters, was found on the rocks of the island of Thera in the Cyclades.

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Epictetus I  

6th century BC, male.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Epictetus' signature is found both as a painter and as a potter. In the period around 525-520 BC, vase painters moved from painting black figures on a red background to red figures on a black background. Naturally, this change did not take place overnight and some artists continued to paint in the older style while other, more innovative, artists developed a new style. Epictetus sometimes used the two techniques on the same vase, one on the interior and one on the exterior. Unlike his contemporary Cleophrades (also known as Epictetus II), however, he was not able to take advantage of all the implications of the new red-figure style. He produced little more than a negative version of black-figure painting: the white incisions indicating detail within the black figures are replaced by black lines that retain the stiffness of the incisions....

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Epistemon  

6th century BC, male.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Epistemon son of Hippostratus is attested by an incomplete signature, missing its first two letters, reconstructed from a statue base found near Cape Sunium.

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Ergotimus  

6th century BC, male.

Active during the first half of the 6th century BC.

Potter.

Ancient Greek.

Ergotimus is known principally for having made, with the painter Clitias, the famous François Vase (Archaeological Museum, Florence).

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Eucheir I  

7th century BC, male.

Born c. 7th century BC, in Corinth.

Sculptor, painter.

Ancient Greek.

Eucheir, according to Pliny the Elder, travelled with Damaratus and Eugrammus to Etruria. He was a potter, and can probably be identified with the artist who, according to Aristotle, invented painting in Greece....

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Eucheirus  

6th century BC, male.

Active in Corinth.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Eucheirus was the pupil of Chartas and Syagras of Sparta, and the teacher of Clearchus of Rhegium, who in turn was the teacher of Pythagoras.

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Eudemus  

6th century BC, male.

Active in Ionia.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Eudemus is known from the signature on a headless statue found near Miletus.

London (British Mus.): headless statue

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Euenor  

6th century BC, male.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Euenor's name is found on several statue pedestals.

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Eugrammus  

7th century BC, male.

Active in Corinth in 660 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Eugrammus, according to Pliny and Pausanias, left Corinth along with Eucheir I when the Bacchiad dynasty was expelled. They followed Demaratus, the father of Tarquinius Priscus, and moved to Italy.

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Eumares  

6th century BC, male.

Active in Athensc.540 BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Eumares apparently introduced an element of chiaroscuro into his paintings. He was the first to differentiate between male and female figures, giving the flesh of the males a darker colour and making that of the female figures white. Pliny tells us that he was not afraid to paint his figures in a wide variety of poses....

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Eumythis  

6th century BC, male.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Eumythis' name was found on the pedestal of a statue discovered near Sellasia in the Peleponnese.

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Eunostides  

6th century BC, male.

Active in Athensc.500 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Eunostides' name was found on the pedestal of a statue.

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Eupalinus  

3rd century BC, male.

Active in Megara.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Eupalinus worked in Athens. He should not be confused with famous architect of the 6th century.