Alexandros of Antioch (2nd – 1st century BC) was a Greek sculptor of the Hellenistic period. His style is characterized by its naturalism, as exemplified in the famous Venus de Milo. He is believed to have been a pupil of the renowned sculptor Praxiteles.
Alexandros was born in the city of Antioch in Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Not much is known about his early life. He likely received his training as a sculptor in Athens, the center of Greek culture and art at the time.
Alexandros achieved great success as a sculptor in the Hellenistic period. His style is characterized by its naturalism, as exemplified in the famous Venus de Milo. The Venus de Milo is a statue of the goddess Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans). It is one of Alexandros’ most famous works and is considered to be one of the greatest sculptures of all time.
Alexandros died in the city of Antioch in the first century BC. His exact date of death is unknown, but it is believed that he was around 70 years old at the time. He was survived by his wife and two sons.