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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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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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6th century, male.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

The signature Archenides [made] me ( Archeneides me) appears on both sides of an Attic black-figure cup.

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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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6th century, male.

Active in Corinth.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

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, male.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Charmadas, a contemporary of Dinias and Hygiaenon, lived in the 8th or, according to some scholars, the 6th century BC.

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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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6th century BC, male.

Active 520 to 500 BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Euthymides was a contemporary of Phintias, with whom he has several points in common both in the variety of vases that he decorated and in the rounded depiction of the human body. He is known above all as being a rival of Euphronius, as we know from an inscription on a vase that reads: 'as never Euphronius [made like this]'. This rather naive boastfulness is evidence both of the fame of Euphronius and the rivalry between artists who worked with an eye on each others' achievements, always trying to outdo one another....

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Exekias  

6th century BC, male.

Active 550 to 520 BC.

Potter, vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Execias may have worked with the potter Amasis, giving a very individual breadth to the amphorae painted by him. He was one of the masters of the black-figure style, most skilled in endowing even the most ordinary scenes of everyday life with a feeling of gravity. More often he depicted divinities and heroes, choosing his subjects from mythology, with a particular predilection for the story of Dionysus and his followers....

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6th century, male.

Potter, vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Glaucytes' signature appears on a number of vases, sometimes alone, sometimes with that of Archicles.

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Lydus  

6th century, male.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Lydus was probably a slave from Lydia. Among the works signed by him are the fragments of a vase from the Acropolis (in the National Museum, Athens), and a fragment of an amphora in the Louvre.

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6th century, male.

Vase painter.

Ancient Corinthian.

Milonidas is known from a fragment of a vase preserved in the Louvre.

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6th century, male.

Active in Athens during the second third of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Nearchus has been attributed with two black-figure vase fragments from the Acropolis in Athens showing Achilles Arming and Battle of Gods and Giants. He lived at the time of Clitias and Ergotimus and, like them, paints like a miniaturist....

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6th century, male.

Active in Athens at the end of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Oxford: cup, signed

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6th century, male.

Activec.500 BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Peithinus is known only from a vase in Berlin depicting the struggle between Peleus and Thetis.

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6th century, male.

Active at the end of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Phidippus was a painter of vases and cups, whose style can be compared to that of Epictetus.

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6th century, male.

Active during the last quarter of the 6th century BC.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

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Psiax  

6th century, male.

Vase painter.

Ancient Greek.

Psiax was active in the last quarter of the 6th century BC.

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Madrid (Mus. Arqueológico Nacional): Artemis, Satyr and Dionysus (belly amphora, Vulci)

Munich (Antikensammlungen): Dionysus at Feast (belly amphora, Vulci)

New York (Metropolitan Mus. of Art): ...