or Euphronios

flourished с 520–470 BC, Athens, Greece

Greek vase painter and potter.

His signature has been identified on 20 vessels, 8 that he signed as painter and 12 as potter. He was an outstanding early proponent of red-figure pottery. His best-known work as a painter is a krater in the Louvre depicting Herakles wrestling Antaeus. As a potter, he worked with the finest vase painters of his time. His greatest rival was Euthymides.

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▪ Greek artist
flourished c. 520–470 BC
 one of the most celebrated Greek (Greek pottery) painters and potters of his time. He experimented with new ideas, forms, and designs within the context of the Archaic tradition, especially the adaption and exploration of the new red-figure technique (red-figure pottery). His signature has been identified on a number of vessels, 8 signed by him as painter and at least 12 as potter. Generally, Euphronius's earlier works were signed as painter and his later works as potter.

      Among the vases signed by Euphronius as painter is one of Heracles wrestling Antaeus, dated about 510–500 BC and now in the Louvre, Paris; it has been praised for its excellent drawing. A kylix (shallow earthenware cup with stem and handles), now in the State Collections of Classical Art at Munich, is another example of Euphronius's work as painter (c. 510–500 BC). A young horseman is painted on the inside of the kylix. Heracles in combat with the triple-bodied Geryon is painted on the outside.

      As a potter, Euphronius worked with some of the finest vase painters of his time. The paintings of several, among them Douris, Makron, Hyakynthos, and Onesimos, have been identified on vases signed by Euphronius. Most, however, were painted by the Panaitios Painter. The Pistoxenus Painter was another of the painters of Euphronius's pots. A white-ground cup, now in the Antikensammlung in Berlin, signed by Euphronius as potter and Pistoxenus as painter, is the last known signed work by Euphronius. In terms of its style, it could not date earlier than 470 BC.

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