Polyclitan school An ancient Greek school of sculpture named after sculptor Polyclitus (Pokleitos) of Argos who worked from 450 to 420 BC. He was one of two famous sculptors at the time. The other was Phidias, and Polyclitus developed a system for proportioning the human figure. He is known for creating a sculpture called the Doryphorus, which was the height of his abilities. Sadly it is not with us today, only somewhat stilted Roman copies which came after.