Pamphilus of Amphipolis (Ancient Greek: Πάμφιλος, fourth century BC) was a Macedonian painter and head of Sicyonian school. Under his influence painting became a regular part of Greek classical education, and a number of his pupils went on to become will-known painters.
Pamphilus was the disciple of Eupompus, the founder of the Sicyonian school of painting, and worked to establish this school. Of his own works we have mostly scanty accounts; but he was well known and respected as a teacher of his style of art. Among those who paid price for his tuition were Melanthius, Pausias and Apelles the painter of Alexander the Great.
The prominence of Pamphilus' school of painting contributed to the acceptance of painting as important to the education of nobel youth. His ideas about the incorporation of mathematical skills in painting were quoted centuries later as evidence that painting was a science.
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