Asteas (active between 350 and 320 BC in Paestum) was one of the more active ancient Greek vase painters in Southern Italy, practicing the red figure style. He managed a large workshop, in which above all hydriai and kraters were painted. He painted mostly mythological and theatrical scenes. He is one of the few vase painters of the Greek colonies whose name comes down to us.
Erika Simon. Ein neuer signierter Kelchkrater des Asteas. In: Numismatica e antichità classiche. Quaderni ticinesi 31 (2002) 115-127.
Erika Simon. The Paestan painter Asteas. In: Greek vases. Images, contexts and controversies. Proceedings of the conference sponsored by the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean at Columbia University, 23–24 March 2002 (Leiden 2004), p. 113-122.