List of Greek artists

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This is a list of Greek artists from the antiquity to today. Artists have been categorised according to their main artistic profession and according to the major historical period they lived in: the Ancient (until the foundation of the Byzantine Empire), the Byzantine (until the fall of Constantinople in 1453) and the Modern period (1453-today).

Ancient Greece[edit]

Poets[edit]

Painters[edit]

Agatharchus, Antiphilus, Apelles, Apollodorus (painter), Aristides of Thebes, Cimon of Cleonae, Echion (painter), Euphranor, Eupompus, Melanthius, Panaenus, Parrhasius, Pausias, Polyeidos (poet), Polygnotus, Protogenes, Theon of Samos, Timarete, Zeuxis, Jester

Vase painters[edit]

Potters[edit]

Affector, Andokides, Brygos, Ergoteles (potter), Ergotimos, Euphronios, Euthymides, Euthymides, Exekias, Exekias, Hermogenes (potter), Kachrylion, Kachrylion, Nearchos (painter), Nikosthenes, Phintias (painter), Phrynos, Sokles

Sculptors[edit]

Agasias, son of Cephisodotus the Younger, Chares of Lindos, Damophon, Demetrius of Alopece, Dipoenus and Scyllis, Endoeus, Epigonus, Euphranor, Eutychides, Hegias of Athens, Kresilas, Kritios, Leochares, Lycius (sculptor), Lysippos, Lysistratus, Menecrates (sculptor), Micon, Myron, Onatas, Paeonius, Pasiteles, Phidias, Polycles (370 BCE), Polycles (155 BC), Polykleitos, Polykleitos the Younger, Praxias and Androsthenes, Praxiteles, Pythagoras of Rhegium, Rhoecus, Scopas, Silanion, Smilis, Sosicles (sculptor), Strongylion, Theodorus of Samos, Thrasymedes, Timotheos, Xenokrates of Sicyon

Architects[edit]

Apollodorus of Damascus, Callimachus (sculptor), Chersiphron, Dinocrates, Eupalinus, Iktinos, Kallikrates, Metagenes, Mnesikles, Aeulius Nicon, Philon, Pythis, Satyros, Sostratus of Cnidus,

Novelists[edit]

Achilles Tatius, Antonius Diogenes, Chariton, Heliodorus of Emesa, Iamblichus (novelist), Longus, Lucian, Xenophon of Ephesus

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Cretan Greek · Griko
Cypriot Greek
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Pontic Greek · Tsakonian
Yevanic
History of Greece

Actors[edit]

Metrobius, Thespis Marlee

Dramatists and playwrights[edit]

Achaeus of Eretria, Achaeus of Syracuse, Aeschylus, Agathon, Alexander Aetolus, Alexis, Anaxandrides, Antiphanes, Aphareus (writer), Apollodorus of Carystus, Aristarchus of Tegea, Aristophanes, Carcinus (writer), Chaeremon, Choerilus (tragic poet), Cleophon (poet), Cratinus, Diphilus, Epicharmus of Kos, Eupolis, Euripides, Hegemon of Thasos, Herodas, Ion of Chios, Iophon, Menander, Neophron, Nicochares, Pherecrates, Philemon (poet), Phrynichus (comic poet), Phrynichus (tragic poet), Plato (comic poet), Pratinas, Rhinthon, Sophocles, Sositheus, Strattis, Theodectes, Xenocles

Byzantine Greece[edit]

Poets[edit]

Christopher of Mytilene, Michael Glycas, John Mauropous, Vitsentzos Kornaros, Michael Tarchaniota Marullus, Paul the Silentiary, Manuel Philes, George Pisida, Michael Psellos, John Tzetzes

Painters[edit]

Michael Astrapas and Eutychios Theophanes the Greek

Architects[edit]

Anthemius of Tralles, Isidore of Miletus

Writers[edit]

Nicephorus Blemmydes, Nicholas Cabasilas, Cassianus Bassus, Demetrius Chalcondylas, Michael Choniates, Coluthus, Constantine Manasses, Constantine VII, Cosmas Indicopleustes, Eustathius of Thessalonica, Patriarch Gregory II of Constantinople, Hesychius of Miletus, Kekaumenos, Leontios of Neapolis, Leontius (writer), Joannes Laurentius Lydus, Mazaris, Patriarch Photios I of Constantinople, Leontius Pilatus, Rhetorius, Simeon Seth, Theodore Prodromus, Theodorus Hyrtacenus, Anna Comnena, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Isaac of Nineveh, John of Damascus, Michael Psellos, Procopius, Zozimus

Modern Greece[edit]

Painters[edit]

Constantine Andreou, Christodoulos Aronis, Giorgio de Chirico, Alexandros Christofis,

Hermon di Giovanno, Dionysius of Fourna, El Greco, Nikos Engonopoulos, Costas Evangelatos, Demetrios Farmakopoulos, Alekos Fassianos, Demetrios Galanis, Nicholaos Gysis, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Theophilos Hatzimihail, Georgios Jakobides, Canuto Kallan, Panayiotis Kalorkoti, Christos Kapralos, Photios Kontoglou, Kourouniotis, Marios Loizides, Nikiphoros Lytras, Yiannis Moralis, Theocharis Mores, Dimitris Mytaras, Nicos Nicolaides, Nikos Nikolaou, Périclès Pantazis, George Papassavas, Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, Stass Paraskos, Konstantinos Parthenis, Yiannis Poulakas, Yiannis Psychopedis, Maria Sideri, Litsa Spathi, Yiannis Spyropoulos, Yannis Stavrou, Nikos Stratakis, Panayiotis Tetsis, Epameinondas Thomopoulos, Yannis Tsarouchis, Antonio Vassilacchi, Spyros Vassiliou, Lydia Venieri, Konstantinos Volanakis, Constantin Xenakis, Nikolaos Xydias Typaldos, Odysseus Yakoumakis, Vasilis Zenetzis

Sculptors[edit]

Joannis Avramidis Constantine Andreou, Chryssa, Kostas Dikefalos, Aggelika Korovessi, Jannis Kounellis, Memos Makris, Thodoros Papadimitriou, Thodoros Papayiannis, Nikolaos Pavlopoulos, Kyriakos Rokos, Takis, Vassilis Vassili, Lydia Venieri, Constantin Xenakis, Electros also known as Babis Vekris

Film directors[edit]

Kostas Andritsos, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cacoyannis, George Pan Cosmatos, Costa Gavras, Iakovos Kambanelis, Giorgos Konstadinou, Nikos Koundouros, Manakis brothers, Nico Mastorakis, Laura Neri, Dimitris Papamichael, Nikos Papatakis, Pavlos Tassios, Vassilis Photopoulos, Yannis Smaragdis, George Tzavellas, Agnès Varda, Dimitris Voyatzis

Poets[edit]

Aris Alexandrou, Manolis Anagnostakis, Olga Broumas, Demetrios Capetanakis, Constantine P. Cavafy, Athanasios Christopoulos, Nikos Dimou, Odysseas Elytis, Andreas Embirikos, Nikos Engonopoulos, Costas Evangelatos, Rigas Feraios, Nikos Gatsos, Demetris Th. Gotsis, Sotiris Kakisis, Ektor Kaknavatos, Andreas Kalvos, Iakovos Kambanelis, Nikos Karouzos, Kostas Karyotakis, Nikos Kavvadias, Nikos Kazantzakis, Antigone Kefala, Napoleon Lapathiotis, Dimitris Lyacos, Jean Moréas, Kostis Palamas, Alexandros Panagoulis, Lefteris Papadopoulos, George Pavlopoulos, Maria Polydouri, Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Yiannis Ritsos, Miltos Sachtouris, Giorgos Seferis, Angelos Sikelianos, Takis Sinopoulos, Giannis Skarimpas, Dionysios Solomos, Alexandros Soutsos, Alexis Stamatis, Theodore Stephanides, Nanos Valaoritis, Kostas Varnalis, Vassilis Vassilikos, Haris Vlavianos, Yannis Yfantis

Novelists[edit]

Andreas Karkavitsas, Georgios Balanos, Penelope Delta, Apostolos Doxiadis, Vicky Hadjivassiliou, Andreas Kalvos, Christos Kapralos, Nikos Kazantzakis, Photios Kontoglou, Adamantios Korais, Ioannis Kottounios, Yannis Makriyannis, Menis Koumantareas, Alexandros Papadiamantis, Zacharias Papantoniou, Pythagoras Papastamatiou, Ioannis Psycharis, Giannis Skarimpas, Soti Triantafyllou, Vassilis Vassilikos, Demetrius Vikelas, Alki Zei

Dramatists and playwrights[edit]

Angelos Terzakis, Crates (comic poet), Apostolos Doxiadis, Nikos Kazantzakis, Dimitris Lyacos, M. Karagatsis, Nicos Nicolaides, Dimitris Psathas, Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Giannis Skarimpas

Actors[edit]

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Singers[edit]

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Musicians[edit]

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Ancient period[edit]

Alypius, Terpander.

Modern period[edit]

Rita Abatzi, Maurice Abravanel, Art Alexakis, Louis Demetrius Alvanis, Costas Andreou, Theodore Antoniou, Grigoris Asikis, Nikolas Asimos, Gina Bachauer, Arion, Yiorgos Batis, Grigoris Bithikotsis, Miltiades Caridis, Pavlos Carrer, Petros Christo, Nikos Christodoulou, Jani Christou, Christos Dantis, Dionysios Demetis, Odysseas Dimitriadis, Marina Diamandis, Dimitris Dragatakis, Antiochos Evangelatos, Kostas Exarhakis, Yorgos Foudoulis, Alexander Frey, Gus G., Katy Garbi, Michalis Genitsaris, Christos Govetas, Manos Hadjidakis, Alkinoos Ioannidis, Sotiris Kakisis, George Kallis, Manolis Kalomiris, Iakovos Kambanelis, Alex Kapranos, Eleni Karaindrou, Herbert von Karajan, Nikos Karvelas, Georgios Kasassoglou, Antonios Katinaris, Bob Katsionis, Leonidas Kavakos, Stelios Kazantzidis, Areti Ketime, Panayiotis Kokoras, Iakovos Kolanian, Stavros Koujioumtzis, Akis Katsoupakis, Rena Kyriakou, Andreas Lagios, Alexandre Lagoya, Tim Lambesis, Leo Leandros, Manos Loizos, Andreas Makris, Sokratis Malamas, Nikolaos Mantzaros, Giannis Markopoulos, Kostas Martakis, Alex Martinez, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Dimitris Mitropoulos, Kostas Mountakis, Georges Moustaki, Orianthi Panagaris, Tzimis Panousis, Lefteris Papadimitriou, Lefteris Papadopoulos, Thanassis Papakonstantinou, Elena Paparizou, Apostolos Paraskevas, Stelios Perpiniadis, Phivos, Sadahzinia, Sakis Rouvas, Spyros Samaras, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Kyriakos Sfetsas, Dimitris Sgouros, Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Nikos Skalkottas, Kostas Skarvelis, Camille-Marie Stamaty, Giorgos Theofanous, Marios Tokas, Sakis Tolis, Michalis Travlos, Tatiana Troyanos, Iovan Tsaous, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Markos Vamvakaris, Despina Vandi, Vangelis, Marios Varvoglis, Anna Vissi, Haris Xanthoudakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Iannis Xenakis, Nikos Xilouris, Nikos Xydakis, Spyridon Xyndas, Mirka Yemendzakis, Yanni, Savvas Ysatis.

Composers[edit]