Euphranor (yōfrāˈnər) [key], fl. 364 B.C., Greek painter and sculptor from Corinth. His most famous paintings were in the Stoa of Zeus at Athens— A Cavalry Charge between the Athenians and Boeotians at Mantinea and Theseus on one wall and the 12 great gods on the opposite. His statues, executed in metal or marble, were praised by Pliny for symmetry and dignity. Among them were Paris and Leto with Apollo and Artemis. A nude male statue in bronze, found in a sunken ship off Antikythera, has been identified by some scholars as his Paris (Athens).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Euphranor from Fact Monster:
See more Encyclopedia articles on: European Art to 1599: Biographies