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French, 16th century, male.

Died before 1564.

Potter. Decorative motifs.

Mentioned in documents from 1526, Abaquesne was the first ceramicist to set up in Rouen. His work shows the influence of Italian models. He made a series of panels for the chateau of Écouen and the chapel at La Bastie d'Urfé....

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Spanish, 15th century, male.

Active in Seville.

Painter.

Juan Alfon was the brother of the potter Logre. He was killed by Juan Guillen y Lorenzo, a shoemaker, sometime before 2 May 1498. Mentioned by Gestoso in his dictionary, this artist may be the same as the artist described above....

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Amasis  

6th century, male.

Active in the second half of the 6th century BC.

Born to a family originally from Ionia.

Potter, vase painter (?).

Ancient Greek, Archaic Period.

Attic School.

The signature Amasis made this ( Amasis epoiesen), may mean that Amasis was not the artist who painted these vases, but the potter. Three amphorae, four oenochoes (wine jugs) and the remains of a kylix (drinking vessel) exist by this artist. The subjects are taken from Homer, the legend of Heracles, and the myth of Perseus and the Gorgon. The figures in his pottery are black-figure Attic in style, standing out clearly against a plain background. Their clothes are decorated with incised and often geometric detail. The artist has highlighted the clothes with a purplish red and the flesh of the women with white....

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Ampel  

Gordon Campbell

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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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Anacles  

6th century, male.

Active in the second half of the 6th century BC.

Potter, vase painter (?).

Ancient Greek.

Working in the Attic black-figure style, Anacles' signature appears coupled with that of Nicosthenes.

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6th century, male.

Active at the end of the 6th century BC.

Potter, vase painter.

Ancient Greek, Archaic Period.

Credited with inventing red-figure ceramic painting, Andocides produced both red- and black-figure vases. The clothes of his figures are ornamented, while his naked figures are decorative, with the muscles indicated by geometric patterns....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Pavia.

Sculptor.

In 1468, Anzolino da Brescia executed an altarpiece with terracotta low reliefs for the Eremitani church in Milan. He is also believed to be the author of similar reliefs at the Pavia Charterhouse. He may be the stonecutter called Anzolino who executed carvings for two mausoleums in Mantua in the early 16th century....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born in S Angelo de Vado.

Painter, stucco artist, potter. Wall decorations.

Agostino Appolloni studied painting at the studio of his uncle Lucio Dolce, who made him his heir. Appolloni then founded a pottery at Castel-Durante. In 1585 he executed mural paintings and stucco work for the church of S Francesco in Castel-Durante....

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6th century, male.

Active in Attica in the second half of the 6th century BC.

Potter, vase painter (?).

Ancient Greek.

The signature of Archicles sometimes appears alongside that of Glaucytes. Little of his own work remains.

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7th century, male.

Potter, vase painter (?).

Ancient Greek.

Aristonothus' signature appears on a krater from Caere.

Rome (Palazzo dei Conservatori): krater

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Gordon Campbell

[Badorfer ware]

Carolingian pottery associated with the German town of Badorf, situated between Bonn and Cologne. Vessels are characteristically decorated with girth grooves. The pottery was widely traded (e.g. examples excavated in 1990 at Flixborough Anglo-Saxon Settlement in Lincolnshire).

W. A. Van Es and W. J. H. Verwers: ‘Le commerce de céramiques carolingiennes aux Pays-Bas’, ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Tours.

Sculptor. Painted statues.

In 1519 Nicolas Baschet made a series of terracotta figures depicting Jean Thinel, the King of France, and the Queen, as well as a group of painted and gilded statues representing a Madonna and Child...

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Born 1461; died 1521.

Sculptor.

He principally produced works in terracotta.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Born 1494; died 1576.

Sculptor.

He worked chiefly in terracotta.

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Chelis  

6th century, male.

Active in Atticac.500 BC.

Potter.

Ancient Greek.

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Gordon Campbell

Set of English medieval tiles. In 1852 excavators at the ruined Benedictine Abbey of St Peter in Chertsey, Surrey, discovered fragments of a large 13th-century tiled pavement. The designs portray scenes from the medieval romances of ‘Sir Tristrem’ and ‘Richard, Coeur de Lion’; these tiles, which are the finest example of medieval pavement art in England, are now in the British Museum. In ...

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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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French, 15th century, male.

Active in Lille.

Sculptor.

In 1468 he made two terracotta statues for the hospital, one of St John and the other of St Clement.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1530, in Perugia; died 1576, in Perugia.

Painter, sculptor (bronze/marble/cast iron/clay), draughtsman, goldsmith, architect. Religious subjects, historical subjects, mythological subjects. Groups, statues, low reliefs.

Vincenzo Danti was the brother of Girolamo and Egnazio Danti. He worked initially in the goldsmiths' trade, in whose guild he enrolled in ...