Sappho Painter

Sappho Painter was an Attic black-figure vase painter, active c. 510–490 BCE.
His name vase is a kalpis depicting the poet Sappho, currently held by the National Museum, Warsaw. The hand of the Sappho Painter has been identified on 95 vessels, 70% of which are lekythoi. His work has been also seen on tomb wall slabs and epinetra.
Nearly half of his paintings are of the white-ground style. He apparently avoided the then-predominant red-figure technique, but sometimes used Six's technique whereby figures are laid on a black surface in white or red and details are incised so that the black shows through. He was influenced and possibly trained by the Edinburgh Painter.
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