Discus Thrower, Roman marble copy of Greek bronze by Myron, c. —Alinari/Art Resource, New York
(born c. 480 BC, Greecedied 440 BC) Greek sculptor. An older contemporary of Phidias and Polyclitus, he was considered by the ancients one of the most versatile and innovative of all Attic sculptors. He was the first Greek sculptor to combine a mastery of movement with a gift for harmonious composition. Working almost exclusively in bronze, he is best known for his studies of athletes in action, particularly the Discus Thrower, c. 450 BC.