Parrhasius of Ephesus

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Evenor who was another painter from Ephesus was the father of Parrhasius. Parrhasius of Ephesus did not fall far from the three and became a painter himself too. He was more famous than his father.

Gaius Plinius Secundus tells us about Parrhasius and the contest he had against Zeuxis who was another famous painting. Parrhasius of Ephesus won the competition as we know.

Parrhasius of Ephesus and Zeuxis
Parrhasius of Ephesus and Zeuxis

Unfortunately paintings of Parrhasius of Ephesus were made on materials such as wood and parchment. All his painting have been gone due to the fragile nature of the materials and thousands of years passed.

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