1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Antiphilus
|←Antiphanes||1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 2
|See also Antiphilus on Wikipedia, and our 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica disclaimer.|
ANTIPHILUS, a Greek painter, of the age of Alexander. He worked for Philip of Macedon and Ptolemy I. of Egypt. Thus he was a contemporary of Apelles, whose rival he is said to have been, but he seems to have worked in quite another style. Quintilian speaks of his facility: the descriptions of his works which have come down to us show that he excelled in light and shade, in genre representations, and in caricature.
See Brunn, Geschichte der griechischen Künstler, ii. p. 249.