Unknown. Named from the Castellani Collection, of which one of his vases was once a part
The Castellani Painter was an Attic vase painter of the black-figure style active in the second quarter of the sixth century BC.
The Castellani Painter is especially well known for his drawings on Tyrrhenian Amphorae, of which he is considered the most significant painter. His work is distinguished by the use of a vegetal frieze above to animal friezes, as well as by his humorous depicitions of large-headed humans and mythical creatures. His conventional name is derived from his name vase, once held in the Castellani Collection.
John Beazley: Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters, Oxford 1956, p. 94-106.