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Posted: September 26, 2016

Major International Loan Exhibition of Classical Greek Vases Organized by Princeton University Art Museum

In 1911, the British classicist and art historian Sir John Beazley identified an anonymous vase-painter of ancient Athens whose hand he recognized on hundreds of complete and fragmentary vases in collections around the world. Beazley named this Late Archaic Greek artist the “Berlin Painter” after an amphora in a Berlin museum. The artist, whose long career extended from about 500 B.C. well into the 460s B.C., is known for his own elegant and approachable style and for his influence on the development of subsequent artists. Ultimately, he is admired as one of the greatest ceramic artists of the ancient Mediterranean world, and yet he has never previously been the subject of a major museum exhibition – until now. See all

 

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