Princeton Painter

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Black-figure amphora of Panathenaic shape: man and woman in chariot / fight, ca. 540 B.C., Princeton University Art Museum, the original work identified with the Princeton Painter[1]

The Princeton Painter was an Attic black-figure vase painter, active in the third quarter of the sixth century BC, just after Group E. His real name is not known.

He is a typical representative of the Attic vase painting of his time. He mainly painted neck amphorae and belly amphorae of the types then current. His motifs also conform to the patterns popular at the time, with few variations. He was aware of the artistic developments of his period, but only able to incorporate them into his works to a limited extent. In artistic terms, he is no comparison to his dominant contemporary, Exekias. The vases by him and other artists demonstrate that there was still scope for development in the black-figure style.



  1. ^ Steward, James Christen (2013). Princeton University Art Museum Handbook of the Collections Revised and Expanded Edition (2nd ed.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Art Museum. p. 74. ISBN 978-0943012414.