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Evidence of signed pottery (rare) in Ancient Greece (530 B.C. But that is
as far back as I can get. Maker and painter was Exekias. He signed,
"Exekias painted me and made me." Known artists go back farther but I don't
think they gave evidence of their names on their works. Imhotep was a well
known Egyptian archetect. (2750 B.C.)
I find the study of how different cultures at different times have viewed
the artist to be fascinating.