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 Kunstler, ii. p. 249.
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