The Haimon Painter (Biographical details)

The Haimon Painter (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 490BC - 460BC; fl.)

Also known as

Haimon Painter

Biography

Athenian black-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 Haimon Painter following Haspels ABL, who first assembled the work of the painter on the basis of style and named the painter after the subject of the Sphinx with her victim that he painted four times. Haimon, the son of Creon (q.v.), was the last and fairest victim of the Sphinx. The Haimon Painter is one of a group of prolific, fairly undistinguished black-figure vase-painters specialising mostly in lekythoi, working at the same time as the early flowering of the finest red-figure vase-painters.

Bibliography

Beazley ABV 538-539; Boardman ABFH 62, 148-151, 178, 191, 194; Haspels ABL 130-141, 241-246.