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Författare: Max Wegner.
Greek vase painter and potter, active in Athens in the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC. In contrast to other artists, such as sculptors, no Ancient Greek literature sources refer specifically to vase painters. The copious literary tradition on the arts hardly mention pottery. Modern scientific study of Greek pottery began near the end of the 18th century.
The discovery of the first signature of Euphronios in 1838 revealed that individual painters could be identified and named, so that their works might be ascribed to them. This led to an intensive study of painters‘ signatures, and by the late 19th century, scholars began to compile stylistic compendia. Beazley used these compendia as a starting point for his own work. Euphronios must have been born around 535 BC, when Athenian art and culture bloomed during the tyranny of Peisistratos. Most Attic pottery was then painted in the black-figure style. Much of the Athenian pottery production of that time was exported to Etruria. At the time, vase painting received major new impulses from potters such as Nikosthenes and Andokides.