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Artists You Should Know: Ancient

Lists, facts, dates, links, and more, organized by period/movement

Notable Ancient Artists (~30,000 B.C. - 400 A.D.)

If you wish to be generally familiar with art history, here is a short list of artists you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Movement(s)

Primary Medium

Representative Works

Bularchus
8th Century B.C. 8th Century B.C. Greek Ancient Greek Painting Battle of the Magnesians
Phrygillus 5th Century B.C. 4th Century B.C. Greek Ancient Greek Medals
Gem-Engraving
Syracusan Medals

Ancient Artists (~30,000 B.C. - 400 A.D.)

If you are a student of Art or Art History, here is a more detailed list of artists you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Movement(s)

Primary Medium

Representative Works

Bularchus
8th Century B.C. 8th Century B.C. Greek Ancient Greek Painting Battle of the Magnesians
Panaenus 5th Century B.C. 5th Century B.C. Greek Ancient Greek Painting Battle of Marathon
base of the Statue of Zeus
Phrygillus 5th Century B.C. 4th Century B.C. Greek Ancient Greek Medals
Gem-Engraving
Syracusan Medals
Thutmose 14th Century B.C. 14th Century B.C. Egyptian Amarna Art Sculpture Bust of Nefertiti