Working in Athens in the years around 520 B.C., the Painter of Munich 1736 decorated vases in the black-figure technique. He was one of several painters who worked in the style of the Lysippides Painter. His surviving work includes large vases, like amphorae and column kraters, which he decorated with Dionysiac scenes. As with most ancient artists, the real name of the Painter of Munich 1736 is unknown, and he is identified only by the stylistic traits of his work. Scholars named him after a column-krater with that inventory number in a Munich museum.