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art·ist

 (är′tĭst)
n.
1. One, such as a painter, sculptor, or writer, who is able by virtue of imagination and talent or skill to create works of aesthetic value, especially in the fine arts.
2. A person whose work shows exceptional creative ability or skill: You are an artist in the kitchen.
3. One, such as an actor or singer, who works in the performing arts.
4. One who is adept at an activity, especially one involving trickery or deceit: a con artist.

[French artiste, from Old French, lettered person, from Medieval Latin artista, from Latin ars, art-, art; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

artist

(ˈɑːtɪst)
n
1. (Art Terms) a person who practises or is skilled in an art, esp painting, drawing, or sculpture
2. (Art Terms) a person who displays in his work qualities required in art, such as sensibility and imagination
3. (Art Terms) a person whose profession requires artistic expertise, esp a designer: a commercial artist.
4. (Professions) a person whose profession requires artistic expertise, esp a designer: a commercial artist.
5. a person skilled in some task or occupation: an artist at bricklaying.
6. obsolete an artisan
7. slang a person devoted to or proficient in something: a booze artist; a con artist.

art•ist

(ˈɑr tɪst)

n.
1. a person who practices or is proficient in one of the fine arts, esp. painting, sculpting, or drawing.
2. a person proficient in a performing art, as an actor or musician.
3. a person who exhibits exceptional skill.
[1575–85; < Middle French artiste < Medieval Latin artista master of arts. See art1, -ist]
syn: artist, artisan both refer to a person capable of superior workmanship or performance. An artist is a creative person who is skilled in one of the fine or performing arts: The concert featured a famous pianist and other noted artists. An artisan is one who is skilled in a craft or applied art that requires manual dexterity: carpentry done by skilled artisans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artist - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imaginationartist - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
illustrator - an artist who makes illustrations (for books or magazines or advertisements etc.)
classic - an artist who has created classic works
classicist - an artistic person who adheres to classicism
constructivist - an artist of the school of constructivism
ornamentalist, decorator - someone who decorates
draftsman, drawer - an artist skilled at drawing
etcher - someone who etches
expressionist - an artist who is an adherent of expressionism
maestro, master - an artist of consummate skill; "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"
minimalist - a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism
modernist - an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
painter - an artist who paints
lensman, photographer - someone who takes photographs professionally
Pre-Raphaelite - a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals
graphic artist, printmaker - an artist who designs and makes prints
pyrographer - an artist who practices pyrography
romantic, romanticist - an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
sculptor, sculpturer, statue maker, carver - an artist who creates sculptures
stylist - an artist who is a master of a particular style
surrealist - an artist who is a member of the movement called surrealism
symbolist - a member of an artistic movement that expressed ideas indirectly via symbols
Robert Indiana, Indiana - United States pop artist (born 1928)

artist

noun
1. creator, master, maker, craftsman, artisan (obsolete), fine artist the studio of a great artist
2. master, expert, pro (informal), ace (informal), genius, wizard, adept, maestro, virtuoso, grandmaster, doyen, past master, dab hand (Brit. informal), wonk (informal), maven (U.S.), fundi (S. African) He's an outstanding barber, an artist with shears
Quotations
"The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him" [Gustave Flaubert]
"The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art" [George Bernard Shaw Man and Superman]

Artists

Agostino di Duccio (Italian), Josef Albers (German-U.S.), Leon Battista Alberti (Italian), Washington Allston (U.S.), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Dutch-English), Albrecht Altdorfer (German), Fra Angelico (Italian), Pietro Annigoni (Italian), Antonello da Messina (Italian), Apelles (Greek), Karel Appel (Dutch), Aleksandr Porfiryevich Archipenko (Russian), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian), Jean or Hans Arp (French), John James Audubon (U.S.), Frank Auerbach (English-German), Francis Bacon (Irish), Leon Nikolayevich Bakst (Russian), Balthus (Polish-French), Frédéric August Bartholdi (French), Fra Bartolommeo (Italian), Max Beckmann (German), Vanessa Bell (English), Giovanni Bellini (Italian), Thomas Hart Benton (U.S.), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian), Joseph Beuys (German), Peter Blake (English), William Blake (English), Umberto Boccioni (Italian), David Bomberg (English), Rosa Bonheur (French), Pierre Bonnard (French), Richard Parkes Bonnington (English), Gutzon Borglum (U.S.), Hieronymus Bosch (Dutch), Sandro Botticelli (Italian), Francois Boucher (French), Eugène Boudin (French), Arthur Boyd (Australian), Donato Bramante (Italian), Constantin Brancusi (Romanian), Georges Braque (French), Brassaï (French), Agnolo Bronzino (Italian), Ford Madox Brown (English), Jan Brueghel (Flemish), Pieter Brueghel the Elder (Flemish), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (Flemish), Bernard Buffet (French), Edward Burne-Jones (English), Edward Burra (English), Reg Butler (English), Alexander Calder (U.S.), Callimachus (Greek), Robert Campin (Flemish), Antonio Canova (Italian), Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian), Anthony Caro (English), Vittore Carpaccio (Italian), Agostino Carracci (Italian), Annibale Carracci (Italian), Ludovico Carracci (Italian), Mary Cassatt (U.S.), Pietro Cavallini (Italian), Benvenuto Cellini (Italian), Lynn Chadwick (English), Marc Chagall (Russian-French), Philippe de Champaigne (French), Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin (French), Giorgio de Chirico (Italian), Giovanni Cimabue (Italian), Claude Lorrain (French), François Clouet (French), Jean Clouet (French), John Constable (English), John Copley (U.S.), Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (French), Antonio Allegri da Corregio (Italian), Gustave Courbet (French), David Cox (English), Antoine Coypel (French), Lucas Cranach (German), Walter Crane (English), John Crome (English), Aelbert Cuyp or Kuyp (Dutch), Paul Cézanne (French), Richard Dadd (English), Salvador Dalí (Spanish), Francis Danby (Irish), Charles François Daubigny (French), Honoré Daumier (French), Jacques Louis David (French), Peter de Wint (English), Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas (French), Eugène Delacroix (French), Paul Delaroche (French), Robert Delaunay (French), Paul Delvaux (Belgian), Maurice Denis (French), André Derain (French), William Dobell (Australian), Domenichino (Italian), Domenico del Barbiere (Italian), Donatello (Italian), Gerrit Dou (Dutch), George Russell Drysdale (Australian), Jean Dubuffet (French), Duccio di Buoninsegna (Italian), Marcel Duchamp (French-U.S.), Raoul Dufy (French), Albrecht Dürer (German), Thomas Eakins (U.S.), El Greco (Greek-Spanish), James Ensor (Belgian), Jacob Epstein (British), Max Ernst (German), Henri Fantin-Latour (French), Lyonel Feininger (U.S.), John Flaxman (English), Jean Fouquet (French), Jean Honoré Fragonard (French), Lucian Freud (English), Caspar David Friedrich (German), Roger Fry (English), Henry Fuseli (Swiss), Naum Gabo (Russian-U.S.), Thomas Gainsborough (English), Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (French), Paul Gauguin (French), Gentile da Fabriano (Italian), Lorenzo Ghiberti (Italian), Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian), Alberto Giacometti (Swiss), Giambologna (Italian), Grinling Gibbons (Dutch), Gilbert (Proesch) and George (Passmore) (English), Eric Gill (English), Giorgione da Castelfranco (Italian), Giotto di Bondone (Italian), Giulio Romano (Italian), Hugo van der Goes (Flemish), Julio González (Spanish), Arshile Gorky (U.S.), Francisco de Goya (Spanish), Jan van Goyen (Dutch), Duncan Grant (Scottish), Jean Baptiste Greuze (French), Juan Gris (Spanish), Antoine Jean Gros (French), George Grosz (German-U.S.), Grünewald (German), Francesco Guardi (Italian), François Gérard (French), Théodore Géricault (French), Frans Hals (Dutch), Richard Hamilton (English), Ando Hiroshige (Japanese), Damien Hirst (English), Meindert Hobbema (Dutch), David Hockney (English), Hans Hofmann (German-U.S.), William Hogarth (English), Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese), Hans Holbein (German), Winslow Homer (U.S.), Pieter de Hooch or Hoogh (Dutch), Edward Hopper (U.S.), Jean Antoine Houdon (French), William Holman Hunt (English), Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (French), Augustus John (Welsh), Gwen John (Welsh), Jasper Johns (U.S.), Johan Barthold Jongkind (Dutch), Jacob Jordaens (Flemish), Wassily Kandinsky (Russian), Angelica Kauffmann (Swiss), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German), Ron B. Kitaj (U.S.), Paul Klee (Swiss), Gustav Klimt (Austrian), Franz Kline (U.S.), Godfrey Kneller (German-English), Laura Knight (English), Oscar Kokoschka (Austrian), Willem de Kooning (Dutch-U.S.), Leon Kossoff (English), Georges de La Tour (French), Edwin Landseer (English), Thomas Lawrence (English), Charles Lebrun (French), Fernand Léger (French), Wilhelm Lehmbruck (German), Frederic Leighton (English), Peter Lely (Dutch-English), Leonardo da Vinci (Italian), Wyndham Lewis (British), Roy Lichtenstein (U.S.), Norman Alfred William Lindsay (Australian), Jacques Lipchitz (Lithuanian-U.S.), Filippino Lippi (Italian), L(awrence) S(tephen) Lowry (English), Lysippus (Greek), Jan Mabuse (Flemish), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish), René Magritte (Belgian), Aristide Maillol (French), Kasimir Severinovich Malevich (Russian), Edouard Manet (French), Andrea Mantegna (Italian), Franz Marc (German), John Martin (English), Simone Martini (Italian), Masaccio (Italian), Quentin Massys (Flemish), Henri Matisse (French), Hans Memling or Memlinc (Flemish), Franz Xavier Messerschmidt (Austrian), Ivan Mestrovic (Yugoslav-U.S.), Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian), Michelozzi Michelozzo (Italian), John Everett Millais (English), Jean François Millet (French), Joan Miró (Spanish), Amedeo Modigliani (Italian), László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian), Piet Mondrian (Dutch), Claude Oscar Monet (French), Henry Moore (British), Gustave Moreau (French), Berthe Morisot (French), William Morris (English), Samuel Finley Breese Morse (U.S.), Grandma Moses (U.S.), Edvard Munch (Norwegian), Alfred Munnings (English), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Spanish), Myron (Greek), Paul Nash (English), Ernst Wilhelm Nay (German), Barnett Newman (U.S.), Ben Nicholson (English), Sidney Nolan (Australian), Emil Nolde (German), Joseph Nollekens (Dutch-English), Georgia O'Keefe (U.S.), Claes Oldenburg (Swedish-U.S.), Orcagna (Italian), José Clemente Orozco (Mexican), Jean Baptiste Oudry (French), Palma Vecchio (Italian), Samuel Palmer (English), Eduardo Paolozzi (Scottish), Parmigianino (Italian), Victor Pasmore (English), Joachim Patinir or Patenier (Flemish), Perugino (Italian), Baldassare Peruzzi (Italian), Antoine Pevsner (Russian-French), Phidias (Greek), Francis Picabia (French), Pablo Picasso (Spanish), Piero della Francesca (Italian), Piero di Cosimo (Italian), Pietro da Cortona (Italian), Jean Baptiste Pigalle (French), Germain Pilon (French), Pinturicchio (Italian), John Piper (English), Pisanello (Italian), Andrea Pisano (Italian), Giovanni Pisano (Italian), Nicola Pisano (Italian), Camille Pissarro (French), Antonio del Pollaiuolo (Italian), Piero del Pollaiuolo (Italian), Jackson Pollock (U.S.), Polyclitus (Greek), Polygnotus (Greek), Pontormo (Italian), Paulus Potter (Dutch), Nicolas Poussin (French), Praxiteles (Greek), Pierre Paul Prud'hon (French), Pierre Puget (French), Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (French), Jacopa della Quercia (Italian), Arthur Rackham (English), Henry Raeburn (Scottish), Allan Ramsay (Scottish), Raphael (Italian), Robert Rauschenberg (U.S.), Man Ray (U.S.), Odilon Redon (French), Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch), Guido Reni (Italian), Pierre Auguste Renoir (French), Joshua Reynolds (English), José de Ribera (Spanish), Bridget Riley (English), Diego Rivera (Mexican), Andrea della Robbia (Italian), Luca della Robbia (Italian), Alexander Mikhailovich Rodchenko (Russian), Auguste Rodin (French), George Romney (English), Salvator Rosa (Italian), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English), Mark Rothko (U.S.), Geroges Rouault (French), Louis-François Roubiliac or Roubillac (French), Henri Julien Rousseau (French), Théodore Rousseau (French), Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish), Rublyov or Rublev Andrei (Russian), Jacob van Ruisdael (Dutch), Philipp Otto Runge (German), Salomen van Ruysdael (Dutch), John Singer Sargent (U.S.), Egon Schiele (Austrian), Martin Schongauer (German), Kurt Schwitters (German), Scopas (Greek), Maurice Sendak (U.S.), Sesshu (Japanese), Georges Seurat (French), Ben Shahn (U.S.), Walter Richard Sickert (British), Paul Signac (French), Luca Signorelli (Italian), David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican), Alfred Sisley (French), John Sloan (U.S.), Claus Sluter (Dutch), David Smith (U.S.), Chaim Soutine (Lithuanian-French), Stanley Spencer (English), Jan Steen (Dutch), Veit Stoss (German), George Stubbs (English), Graham Sutherland (English), Yves Tanguy (French), Vladimir Tatlin (Russian), David Teniers the Elder (Flemish), David Teniers the Younger (Flemish), Gerard Ter Borch or Terborch (Dutch), Hendrik Terbrugghen (Dutch), James Thornhill (English), Bertel Thorvaldsen (Danish), Giambattista Tiepolo (Italian), Jacopo Tintoretto (Italian), James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French), Titian (Italian), Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec (French), J(oseph) M(allord) W(illiam) Turner (English), Paolo Uccello (Italian), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese), Maurice Utrillo (French), Adriaen van de Velde (Dutch), Willem van de Velde the Elder (Dutch), Willem van de Velde the Younger (Dutch), Rogier van der Weyden (Flemish), Anthony Van Dyck (Flemish), Jan van Eyck (Flemish), Vincent van Gogh (Dutch), Victor Vasarely (Hungarian-French), Giorgio Vasari (Italian), Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish), Jan Vermeer (Dutch), Paolo Veronese (Italian), Andrea del Verrocchio (Italian), Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (French), Jacques Villon (French), Maurice de Vlaminck (French), Andy Warhol (U.S.), Jean Antoine Watteau (French), George Frederick Watts (English), Benjamin West (U.S.), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (U.S.), Richard Wilson (Welsh), Joseph Wright (English), Xia Gui or Hsia Kuei (Chinese), Zeuxis (Greek), Johann Zoffany (German), Anders Zorn (Swedish), Gaetano Giulio Zumbo (Italian), Francisco Zurbarán (Spanish)
Translations
فَنَّانفَنَّان، رَسَّام، نَحَّاتمُغَنِّي، مُطْرِب، راقِص
umělecestrádní umělec
kunstnerartist
taiteilijaartisti
umjetnikumjetnica
művész
seniman
listamaîur
芸術家
예술가
artistasgabus menuimeną mylintismenininkasmeniškai
mākslinieks
estrádny umelecumelec
umetnikumetnica
konstnär
ศิลปิน
nghệ sĩ

artist

[ˈɑːtɪst] Nartista mf

artist

[ˈɑːrtɪst] n
(= painter) → artiste mf
She's an artist → C'est une artiste.
(= musician) → artiste mf
a popular artist who has sold many records → un artiste populaire qui a vendu beaucoup de disques make-up artist

artist

nKünstler(in) m(f); (fig also)Könner(in) m(f); artist’s impressionZeichnung f; (of sth planned also)Entwurf m

artist

[ˈɑːtɪst] nartista m/f

artist

(ˈaːtist) noun
1. a person who paints pictures or is a sculptor or is skilled at one of the other arts.
2. a singer, dancer, actor etc; an artiste. He announced the names of the artists who were taking part in the show.
arˈtistic adjective
1. liking or skilled in painting, music etc. She draws and paints – she's very artistic.
2. created or done with skill and good taste. That flower-arrangement looks very artistic.
arˈtistically adverb
ˈartistry noun
artistic skill. the musician's artistry.

artist

فَنَّان umělec kunstner Künstler καλλιτέχνης artista taiteilija artiste umjetnik artista 芸術家 예술가 artiest kunstner artysta artista художник konstnär ศิลปิน sanatçı nghệ sĩ 艺术家
References in classic literature ?
These boots, an old foil, and a slashed doublet once used by an artist for some picture, were Jo's chief treasures and appeared on all occasions.
It was not the first time she had heard an artist at the piano.
Alone, except for a certain respectable and orderly young man, an artist in the daguerreotype line, who, for about three months back, had been a lodger in a remote gable,--quite a house by itself, indeed,--with locks, bolts, and oaken bars on all the intervening doors.
In most cases this lower jaw --being easily unhinged by a practised artist --is disengaged and hoisted on deck for the purpose of extracting the ivory teeth, and furnishing a supply of that hard white whalebone with which the fishermen fashion all sorts of curious articles, including canes, umbrella-stocks, and handles to riding-whips.
That is active duty," says the Vishnu Purana, "which is not for our bondage; that is knowledge which is for our liberation: all other duty is good only unto weariness; all other knowledge is only the cleverness of an artist.
He is well enough for the provinces-- one-night stands and that sort of thing, you know -- but dear me, HE oughtn't to set up for an expert -- anyway not where there's a real artist.
They said there was a marked individuality about my style--insomuch that if I ever painted the commonest type of a dog, I should be sure to throw a something into the aspect of that dog which would keep him from being mistaken for the creation of any other artist.
Tom surveyed his last touch with the eye of an artist, then he gave his brush another gentle sweep and surveyed the result, as before.
The school teacher and the minister at Temperance had tried and failed; the young artist who came for the summer to sketch the red barn, the ruined mill, and the bridge ended by giving up all these local beauties and devoting herself to the face of a child,--a small, plain face illuminated by a pair of eyes carrying such messages, such suggestions, such hints of sleeping power and insight, that one never tired of looking into their shining depths, nor of fancying that what one saw there was the reflection of one's own thought.
She was not much deceived as to her own skill either as an artist or a musician, but she was not unwilling to have others deceived, or sorry to know her reputation for accomplishment often higher than it deserved.
Indeed, I recognised it as being of a Parisian design as yet little known in England; while on the tops of the stockings I laughingly suspected a border designed by a certain eccentric artist, who devotes his strange gifts to decorating with fascinating miniatures the under-world of woman.
Trefusis expressed his opinion that the mason's charge was the more reasonable, somewhat to the indignation of his artist friend, who reminded him of the years which a Royal Academician has to spend in acquiring his skill.