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ID: 500055828
 
Record Type: Person
Acheloos Painter (Attic vase painter, active ca. 525-ca. 500 BCE)

Note: The Acheloos Painter takes his name from a vase in the Berlin Museum that shows Herakles battling the river god Acheloos. He is one of the few members of the Leagros Group with a large enough oeuvre to have been given a separate list of attributions by the connoisseur, Beazley. All his work is black-figure with little added color. The artist's use of larger vase shapes, including amphorae and hydria, is typical of the group; however, he also painted several smaller vases that are probably dated later. His choice of subjects sometimes differs from that of the Leagros group, notably in his preference for scenes with Herakles but not Troy, his use of comic episodes. His style of drawing and composition is characteristic of the Leagros group, including the use of large and dark scenes with figures that are large, long-legged, and have a distinctive trunk-like nose. He is considered a part of the Antiope Group, which is a subset of the Leagros Group.

Names:
Acheloos Painter (preferred,V,display)
Achelous Painter (V)

Nationalities:
Greek (preferred)
Ancient Greek
Attic
Athenian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
vase painter

Gender: unknown

Events:
active:   ca. 520 BCE-ca. 500 BCE  Athens (Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
member of ....  Antiope Group  
................  (Attic vase painters, active ca. 520-500 BCE) [500099001]
member of ....  Class of Cambridge 162  
................  (Attic vase painters) [500076853]
member of ....  Dot-Band Class  
................  (Attic vase painters, active ca. 500-475 BCE) [500083933]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Acheloos Painter (I)

Biographies:
(Attic vase painter, active ca. 525-ca. 500 BCE) ..... [VP Preferred]
(vase-painter, ca. 520-500 BC) ..... [GRLPSC]

Sources and Contributors:
Acheloos Painter ........ [GRLPSC Preferred, VP Preferred]
..................................  Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (1956) 382
..................................  Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (1978)
..................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Achelous Painter ........ [VP]
..................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) Accessed 02/14/2002.

Subject: ........ [GRLPSC, VP]
....................  Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (1956) 358; 382
....................  Beazley, Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters (1978)
....................  Boardman, Athenian Black Figure Vases (1974)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) Accessed 02/14/2002.
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 02/14/2002.
.......... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
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