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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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Aregon  

7th – 6th century, male.

Active in the Archaic period.

Born to a family originally from Corinth.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

A painting of Artemis on a Griffin by Aregon once existed in the temple of Artemis Alpheionia, not far from Olympia.

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8th century, male.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Bularchos lived in the second half of the 8th century BC. His painting Battle of the Magnesians is the first painting mentioned in the history of art. According to Pliny, this painting was bought by Candaules, king of Lydia for as much gold as could be laid out on its surface. While it is tempting to identify the subject with the sack of Magnesia ad Maeandrum by the Cimmerians, this event occurred after the death of King Candaules. The Clazomenae sarcophagi probably give us an idea of what Bularchos' work was like....

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7th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 7th century BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Calliphon is known to us only from Pausanias. He is said to have painted a scene showing women arming Patroclus with his cuirass, and a frieze on the theme of the battle between the Greeks and the Trojans for the temple of Artemis at Ephesus....

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6th century, male.

Active at the end of the 6th century BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Cimon is known to us only from the evidence of Pliny; it is not possible to make any judgements about his work since, so far, none has come to light. He was described as a precursor of the great painters of the 5th century, and Pliny states that he was known for the clarity with which he drew the movements of human limbs and the naturalism of his drapery folds. He is said also to have invented foreshortening. Probably a dominant influence at this period of artistic development, Cimon of Cleonae may have taken up and expanded on the discoveries of an Athenian artist called Eumarus....

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7th century, male.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Cleanthes is known from Strabo, who mentions two of his works in a temple at Olympia, representing The Sack of Troy and The Birth of Athena. He is said to have perfected the depiction of the human outline.

Spiteris, Tony...

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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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7th century, male.

Active at the end of the 7th century BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Craton is mentioned only by Athenagoras, who credits him with the invention of monochrome painting.

Spiteris, Tony: La Peinture grecque et étrusque, Rencontre, Lausanne, 1965.

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Dinas  

9th century, male.

Active in Greece 850 BC.

Painter, designer of ornamental architectural features.

Ancient Greek.

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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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7th century BC, male.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

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

Article

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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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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6th century BC, male.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Euphiletus may have worked in Eleusis.

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Mimnes  

6th century, male.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

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Oltus  

6th century, male.

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

Born in Sicyon.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Oltus painted every form of vase, but had a preference for cups. His subjects were very varied, taken from the Iliad or the Dionysian cycle. He also painted women in the ...

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6th century, male.

Active 550 to 510 BC.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Some 30 hydriai have been discovered in Cerveteri, the ancient Caere, in Etruria. All in the same style, they are almost certainly from the same workshop, even if not all made by a single artist known as the Painter of the Caere Hydriai. The vases are not Etruscan in style, leaving the origins of the artist who made them in doubt; they were not necessarily manufactured on the site where they were found, and may have been imported. The artist who decorated them shows a predilection for an orientalising style. It has been suggested that he came from Phocaea in Asia Minor to live in Caere, while remaining faithful to the Ionian style....

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Psoieas  

6th century, male.

Painter, potter.

Ancient Greek.

Psoieas is believed to have been a vase painter.

London (British Mus.): vase, signed

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7th – 6th century, male.

Active in Sicyon in the Archaic Period.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.

Drawings by Telephanes are mentioned by Pliny the Elder.

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7th – 6th century, male.

Active during the Archaic Period.

Painter.

Ancient Greek.