Sunday painter


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Sunday painter

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(Art Terms) a person who paints pictures as a hobby
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Though Fahey was neither a Sunday painter nor a serious practitioner, many of his works boast strength, charisma, and inventiveness.
His Cliff in Normandy is surprisingly incoherent, recalling the work of a casual Sunday painter.
Her critical thoughts on her own work is included as well as a record of her painting trips, as evidence that she was hardly a Sunday painter as sometimes criticized.
Abel is the only Sunday painter who paints every day, night included.
Already Publisher's Weekly has assailed it for its "pure New Criterion-style cultural conservatism," belittling Johnson as a "conservative gadfly and Sunday painter.
Painting stimulates my mind and helps me to relax but I'm not just a Sunday painter who has taken up art to counter stress.
For all the glittering exterior, however, he was a man with serious intellectual interests, a Sunday painter and a collector who had covered the walls of his house with uncompromising contemporary art.
Six months after his dream, the radio chemist and Sunday painter quit his job at GE and went south to become an artist and find, as he put it, "an antidote to the scientific method.
The 19th Century artist Henri Rousseau was a customs officer who painted in his spare time as a socalled Sunday painter.
Working in the non-"serious" medium of the Sunday painter, Ford nevertheless tries to reinsert his paintings into history.
On hearing this information from the artist's dealer, David McKee, I couldn't help recalling Max Ernst's anecdote about his father, a Sunday painter, who was so irked by a tree in the middle of his garden that he left his easel to chop it down for the sake of the composition on which he was working.
NAIF, PRIMITIVE, A SUNDAY PAINTER, childlike, a natural--these are some of the words long used to categorize Henri Rousseau and his work.