The Painter of the Truro Pelike (Biographical details)

The Painter of the Truro Pelike (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 340BC - 320BC; fl.)

Also known as

Painter of the Truro Pelike

Biography

Apulian red-figure vase-painter whose name is unknown. Nevertheless consistent individual characteristics of style suggest the existence of a unique artistic personality. Trendall called him the Painter of the Truro Pelike naming him after a pelike in Truro. He was a 'Plain' style painter influenced by the Snub-Nose Painter (q.v.) and the Varrese Painter (q.v.) who decorated medium sized vases, usually painting a youth, satyr or Eros in company with a woman on the front and two or three draped youths on the back. Many vases have been attributed to his hand on the basis of style.

Bibliography

Trendall RVAp 560-564; Trendall Handbook 92