Aristides of Thebes

Aristides of Thebes (Greek: Ἀριστείδης ὁ Θηβαῖος), was an ancient Greek painter.


He lived in the 4th century BC. He had a reputation for expressiveness: for example, a picture of his representing a dying mother's fear lest her infant should suck death from her breast became celebrated. He also painted one of Alexander the Great's battles. King Attalus of Pergamon allegedly bought one of his pictures for 100 talents.[1]

The painter Ariston was his son and pupil.


  1. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Aristides". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 495.