|Dates||active about 530 - 510 B.C.|
In the late 500s B.C., the Phineus Painter decorated pottery in a style that scholars call "Chalkidian." In the mid-500s B.C., a Greek vase-painter, probably from Chalkis on the island of Euboea, established a pottery workshop somewhere in Italy, either in one of the Greek colonies in the south or perhaps in
As with most ancient artists, the real name of the Phineus Painter is unknown, and he is identified only by the stylistic traits of his work. Scholars named him after a cup depicting the myth of Phineus, the blind king plagued by Harpies and saved by Jason and the Argonauts.