portraitist


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

por·trait·ist

 (pôr′trə-tĭst)
n.
A person who makes portraits, especially a painter or photographer.

portraitist

(ˈpɔːtrɪtɪst; -treɪ-)
n
(Art Terms) an artist, photographer, etc, who specializes in portraits

por•trait•ist

(ˈpɔr trɪ tɪst, -treɪ-, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
a person who makes portraits.

portraitist

an artist who paints portraits.
See also: Art
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portraitist - a painter or drawer of portraitsportraitist - a painter or drawer of portraits  
painter - an artist who paints
Translations

portraitist

[ˈpɔːtrɪtɪst] Nretratista mf

portraitist

nPorträtist(in) m(f)
References in periodicals archive ?
Before 1959, as portraitist, he painted the entire Afghan Royal Family.
1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the December 1st 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' momentous contribution to the Civil Rights Movement, Manchester Bidwell Corporation has installed the life sized bronze portrait sculpture, Rosa Parks, "My Soul was Rested," by acclaimed Chicago portraitist Marla Friedman.
In addition to Picasso, the Grand Palais will also be the setting for two major exhibitions: the first (23 September/11 January) will present Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun , a celebrated portraitist and painter at the Court of Louis XVI, and the second,Volez, Voguez, Voyager (fly, sail, travel), signed Louis Vuitton (4 December/20 February).
Clara is a brilliant artist and portraitist, married to Peter Morrow, a celebrated artist in his own right but now overshadowed by his wife's growing fame and respect.
He is a portraitist and painter working primarily in pastels, and winner of the Award of Merit from the Bennington Center for the Arts: Impressions of New England Show 2003 and Savoir-faire Pastel Award from the Great Lakes Pastel Society.
Hallett has set out to re-examine Reynolds' career as a portraitist, with an emphasis on the facture and aesthetic impact of his paintings; he also focuses on the display and reception of Reynolds' work in the London exhibitions at the Society of Artists during the 1760s, and at the Royal Academy from the end of that decade until two years before his death.
Rembrandt's fame and wealth grew through the 1630s, buoyed by the popularity of his etchings, engravings, and demand as a portraitist.
He imagines that he might be happy as a copyist, but with a twist: he will copy people rather than texts, as a portraitist might, but with words instead of paint.
Jonathan Yeo, a leading British portraitist, painted Malala in 2013 shortly after she started attending a school in Birmingham, England, where she now lives.
It's a tale that will span 500 years, but it begins in Renaissance Italy, as Vickery looks at the work of sculptress Properzia de Rossi, who honed her skills on peach stones, and a portraitist, Sofonisba Anguissola, whose subjects included the most powerful figures in 16th-century Europe.
In this documentary Fiona Bruce follows Simon over three months as portraitist Nicky Philipps gets to work.
There were great works on display by some lesser-known artists, such as the brilliant portraitist Lotte Laserstein, a master in rendering textiles, hair, and sunlit surfaces.