The Siren Painter (Biographical details)

The Siren Painter (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 480 BC - 470 BC; fl.)

Also known as

Siren Painter


Athenian red-figure vase-painter whose name is unknown. Nevertheless consistent individual characteristics of style suggest the existence of a unique artistic personality. Beazley called him the Siren Painter, naming him after the subject of a stamnos in the British Museum which shows Odysseus in his ship sailing by as the Sirens fail to lure him to destruction. A very few other vases with interesting mythological subjects have been attributed to his hand on the basis of style.


Beazley ARV² 289
Boardman ARFH1 113