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5th century, male.

Active in the first half of the 5th century BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

This name is found on the volute krater found at Altamura and now in London. Some of his red-figure pottery has been found at Spina. He seems to have been active between 470 and 455 BC. His work is generally found on large vases and depicts solemn scenes, airy compositions imbued with a religious sense reminiscent of Aeschylus. The draperies are painted with a sense of volume, but the anatomy is still archaic in style....

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6th century, male.

Active in Corinth, at the beginning of the 6th century BC.

Painter, potter.

Ancient Greek.

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6th – 5th century, male.

Active 500 to 480 BC.

Painter, potter.

Ancient Greek.

The Berlin Painter is so called because an amphora painted by him, depicting, on one side, Silenus with a Lyre and, on the other Hermes with Silenus and a Hind, is preserved in Berlin. More than two hundred other vases, varying in quality, have been attributed to this artist. Those dating from the first two decades of his career are rigorous in style, while those from the following two decades are stylistically weaker and may be the work of a pupil....

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5th century, male.

Active between 430 and 410 BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

The Cleophon Painter is thus known as he painted the pottery made by Cleophon. He decorated a wide range of vases - stamnoi, kraters, amphoras, hydriai - with red-figure designs. A follower of Polygnotus, he was skilled in the painting of fluid draperies, dramatic feelings and faces with dreamy expressions. He paints with such ease that it seems that nothing is difficult. Faces, bodies and clothes are drawn with a clear and delicate line, where nothing clumsy interferes with the composition and only the essential is included. The figures are equally well drawn whether full-face or in profile, while the draperies gracefully embrace the shape of the bodies. Anything but insipid, these scenes mark one of the peaks in Attic Classical art....

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6th – 5th century, male.

Active between 500 and 480 BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

The Cleophrades Painter, Epictetus II, is known to have collaborated at least once with the potter Cleophrades, on the pelike no. 535 in Berlin which bears the signature of both the potter and the artist. The style of painting on this pelike is different from that of Epictetus I, and is found on many pieces of pottery made by Cleophrades. The habit has grown up, as a result, of calling Epictetus II 'the Cleophrades Painter'. While it runs the risk of a confusion between the painter and the potter Cleophrades, this convention means that there is no danger of confusing Epictetus II with Epictetus I....

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Clitias  

6th century, male.

Active in Athens.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Clitias, who worked with the potter Ergotimus, is known from his signature on five vases. The most famous of his works is the 'François Vase', named after Alexandre François who discovered it in Chiusi. This vase, a krater, is exceptional first of all for its size, with a maximum circumference of 1.81 metres (nearly 6 feet). A black-figure vase using a new technique for the time (beginning of the 6th century BC), its stylistic innovations do not exclude a number of archaic characteristics. The composition, which includes superimposed friezes of decorative motifs and processions of animals, is a survival from earlier, orientalising styles. The same is true of the shape of the eyes which, significantly, are shown frontally on faces presented in profile. While the limbs are shown in profile, the trunks of the figures are shown frontally. Despite this, Clitias has produced a composition of remarkable breadth, though with a tendency to a certain miniaturism - a tendency that was not to be taken up as Athenian vase painting evolved further....

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5th century, male.

Painter, sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Damophilus worked with Gorgasus on the temple of Ceres, Liber and Libera in Rome around 493 BC. Zeuxis is said to have been his pupil. Some terracottas and paintings attributed to him have been found in Corinth and Etruria....

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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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Greek, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 7 November 1952, in Vori (Crete).

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, sculptor, ceramicist.

In 1968, at the age of just 16, Theophilos Geredakis embarked on a series of travels that took him to the USA, Asia, Europe and Australia. In ...

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5th century, male.

Active in 491 BC.

Born in Sicily or Greece.

Sculptor, painter.

Ancient Roman.

Gorgasus, along with Damophilus, completed the decoration of the temple of Ceres in Rome, executing terracotta statues and wall paintings.