Painter of Palermo 489


The Painter of Palermo 489 was an ancient Corinthian vase painter in the black-figure style; his real name is unknown. He was active during the transitional period between orientalising vase painting and black-figure proper (ca. 640–625 BC). He is known especially as the teacher of the Columbus Painter and thus a major indirect influence on several further Early Corinthian artists, such as the Chimaira Painter and the Chimaira Group. Darrell A. Amyx describes him as "the Columbus Painter's great teacher"[1] and a "powerful and accomplished painter".[2] He painted mostly aryballoi.


  • Thomas Mannack: Griechische Vasenmalerei. Eine Einführung. Theiss, Stuttgart 2002, p. 101 ISBN 3-8062-1743-2.


  1. ^ Studies in Archaic Corinthian Vase Painting
  2. ^ Archaic Corinthian Pottery and the Anaploga Well

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