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Exekias (Ancient Greek: Ἐξηκίας, Exēkías) was an ancient Greek vase painter and potter who was active in Athens between roughly 545 BC and 530 BC. Exekias worked mainly in the black-figure technique, which involved the painting of scenes using a clay slip that fired to black, with details created through incision. Exekias is regarded by art historians as an artistic visionary whose masterful use of incision and psychologically sensitive compositions mark him as one of the greatest of all Attic vase painters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Exekias has received more than 178,619 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Exekias is the 19th most popular designer (up from 21st in 2019), the 187th most popular biography from Greece (up from 205th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Designer.

Exekias is most famous for his depiction of the Trojan War on the shield of Achilles.

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.92

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Among designers, Exekias ranks 19 out of 86Before him are Michael Thonet, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Valentino, René Lalique, Maurizio Gucci, and Georg Elser. After him are Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Nina Ricci, Hugo Boss, Thomas Chippendale, Manolo Blahnik, and Iris Apfel.

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Among people born in 501 BC, Exekias ranks 2Before him is Parmenides. After him is Corinna. Among people deceased in 501 BC, Exekias ranks 1After him is Corinna.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Exekias ranks 187 out of 936Before him are Admetus (null), Theopompus (-400), Archidamus II (-450), Calchas (null), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), and Aenesidemus (-80). After him are Athenagoras of Athens (133), Aelia Eudocia (401), Cecrops I (null), Agathias (536), Crates of Thebes (-365), and Timon of Phlius (-320).

Among DESIGNERS In Greece

Among designers born in Greece, Exekias ranks 1