The Naukratis Painter (Biographical details)

The Naukratis Painter (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 575BC - 550BC; fl. circa)

Also known as

Naukratis Painter


Early Laconian black-figure vase-painter whose name is unknown. Nevertheless consistent individual characteristics of style suggest the existence of a unique artistic personality. He is called the Naukratis Painter having been named after Naukratis (a Greek colony in Egypt) where a cup now in the British Museum was found. A very large number of vases and fragments of vases have been attributed to his hand and to other artists working in a style close to his. Laconia is the area that was controlled by Sparta. Laconian black-figure vase-painters specialised mostly in decorating elegant, high-footed cups many of which were exported.


Boardman EGVP 187
Stibbe 45-85, 269-275