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Alcon  

male.

Sculptor in bronze.

Ancient Greek.

According to Pliny, Alcon made a metal statue of Heracles for Rhodes.

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male.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Aristonidas (Hellenistic period?) is mentioned in Pliny and seems to have belonged to a family of artists from Rhodes. His son was called Mnsasitimus. He made a metal and bronze statue of Athamas After Killing his Son Learchus in a Fit of Madness...

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Baton I  

male.

Sculptor, worker in bronze.

Ancient Greek.

Pliny ( Natural History 34. 73) tells us that two works by Baton, a Hera and an Apollo, were placed in the Temple of Concord in Rome. The artist's name appears again ( Natural History 34. 91) in a list of workers in bronze who 'athletas... et armatos et venatores sacrificantesque [fecere]' ('make athletes, warriors, hunters and priests'). He may be the same person as Baton II....

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Calamis  

5th century, male.

Active in Athensc.460 BC.

Sculptor, goldsmith.

Ancient Greek, Pre-Classical period.

Calamis, an Athenian by adoption, is noted in the ancient sources as a sculptor of divinities. Given the lack of agreement amongst these sources, however, it would be unwise to attribute many works to him. Two pieces, very similar in style, have been traditionally attributed to him: ...

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5th century, male.

Active in Athens, active at the end of the 5th century BC.

Sculptor, metal worker.

Ancient Greek.

Callimachus, whose origins are unknown, was active chiefly in Athens. The work most often attributed to him is a Venus Genetrix, a Roman copy of which is in the Louvre. This statue conforms to the ideal perfect rhythm described by Polyclitus, being constructed according to a geometry that is subtly emphasised by the drapery. The total height is equal to eight times that of the head, the mark of Ionian elegance, which can also be seen in the smile, the flowing hair and the grace of the general appearance. In this, Callimachus is clearly the follower of Phidias who had integrated borrowings from Ionian art....

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Thorsten Opper

Greek bronze statue of the early 5th century bc from the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi (h. 1.8 m; Delphi, Archaeol. Mus.; see fig.). The Charioteer was discovered in 1896 together with bronze fragments of a horse team and chariot, the arm of a further, smaller figure (an outrider or groom) and an inscribed base block of Pentelic marble, all of which seem to have belonged to the same monument. A young man, the charioteer is clad in a xystis, the long, short-sleeved tunic typical of his profession, the long vertical folds of which highlight the statue's plain, column-like character. While the Charioteer stands erect, with his feet close together and his weight evenly distributed, his entire body turns to the right in an unusual, gradual spiral movement, perhaps an indication that the figure was meant to be seen in a three-quarter profile from the right. The statue was cast in seven main pieces, possibly in the direct lost-wax technique; only the left arm is now missing. Finer details were added in different materials (glass paste, black stone and brown onyx for the eyes, copper for eyelashes and lips, silver for the teeth, copper and silver for the inlaid meander pattern of the hair band). The remains of the dedicatory inscription (‘Polyzalos erected me… Make him prosper, glorious Apollo’) are essential for narrowing down the date and historical context of the monument. It seems likely that the ...

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5th century, male.

Sculptor, goldsmith.

Ancient Greek.

Dionysodorus was, according to Pliny, the pupil of Critius.

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active also in France from 1965.

Born 13 August 1942, in Kastoria.

Sculptor. Figures. Groups, monuments, medals.

Vassilis Doropoulos attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1965, first studying painting from 1965 to 1967 and then sculpture from 1967 to 1972...

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1st century BC, male.

Sculptor, metal worker.

Ancient Greek.

Leostratides is mentioned by Pliny as a talented sculptor of warriors and battles.

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Myr...  

5th century, male.

Active in Agrigentum.

Medallist.

Ancient Greek.

Only the first three letters of this sculptor's name are legible. The signature is on a tetradrachm (four-drachma coin) showing a quadriga and two eagles attacking a hare.