The Daybreak Painter (Biographical details)

The Daybreak Painter (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 520BC - 500BC; fl.)

Also known as

Daybreak Painter


Athenian black-figure vase-painter whose name is unknown. Nevertheless consistent individual characteristics of style suggest the existence of a unique artistic personality. Haspels called him the Daybreak Painter naming him after his lekythos which showed Helios (the sun-god) rising out of the sea watched by Herakles. He specialised in decorating lekythoi and oinochoai, usually with mythological subject. Several other vases have been attributed to his hand on the basis of style.


Boardman ABFH 114; Haspels ABL 196-198.