The Lion Painter was one of the earliest Athensblack-figure vase painters. He was active between 630 and 600 BC.
He was a contemporary of the Nessos Painter, but remained a less significant influence, in spite of his artistic achievements. All vases ascribed to him depict lions. His work is only known from a few fragments, which are, however, consistently of very high quality. The bald lion on his name vase appears to look sorrowful.