). A Greek painter, a pupil of Pamphilus and a
follower of the Sicyonian school. He lived about 360-330 B.C. at Sicyon, and invented the art of painting vaulted ceilings, and also of foreshortening; he brought
encaustic painting with the cestrum
to perfection. He painted chiefly
children and flowers. One of his most famous pictures was the Flower Girl (Στεφανοπλόκος
), representing the flower girl Glycera, of whom he was
enamoured in his youth (Pliny , Pliny H. N. xxxv.
-127). See Pictura