The Antimenes Painter (Biographical details)

The Antimenes Painter (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 530BC - 510BC; fl.)

Also known as

Antimenes Painter


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 Antimenes Painter after a 'kalos' name inscribed on one of his vases and numerous vases have been ascribed to him (and his apparent followers and associates) on the basis of style. He may have been a pupil of Lydos (q.v.). He specialised in decorating large pots and although he worked at the time when the red-figure technique was being developed, he seems not to have experimented with the new technique.


Beazley ABV 266-276; Boardman ABFH 109; Burow, J 'Der Antimenesmaler' (Mainz 1989).