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PRAXITELES II (<i>born</i> 0395), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PRAXITELES II (born 0395), Sculptor

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4th century, male.

Active 370 to 330 (perhaps 320) BC.

Born c. 395 BC.


Ancient Greek, Classical period.

Praxiteles was not only the most famous artist of that name but also the most famous of the 4th century BC. His father and teacher was Cephisodotus I while his sons were Cephisodotus II and Timarchus. Of his life we know only that he was rich and honoured, that his art

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