a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
a person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods:
our favorite local food artisans.
pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal:
In the center of the table was a lovely silver bowl of old Mexican artisanship, filled with unfamiliar, theatrical-looking fruits.
Diplomatic Days Edith O’Shaughnessy
Like Minitree and Walker, Bromley represented the highest caliber of artisanship in the colony.
The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia C. Malcolm Watkins
Men settled down to farming, to artisanship, to merchandising, and their wounds were healed.
The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
a skilled workman; craftsman
(obsolete) an artist
1530s, from Italian artesano, from Vulgar Latin artitianus, from Latin artitus, past participle of artire “to instruct in the arts,” from ars (genitive artis) “art” (see art (n.)). Barnhart reports Middle French artisan, often listed as the direct source of the English word, is attested too late to be so.
1859, from artisan (n.).
- Artisoft, inc.
artisoft, inc. company, networking A company, known for the LANtastic range of networking products. Originally providers of proprietary, peer-to-peer network hardware and software for small installations, Artisoft now also sells Ethernet and Novell-compatible hardware and software. (http://artisoft.com/). Telephone: +1 (800) 809 1257. Address: Tucson, Arizona, USA; Phoenix, Arizona, USA. (1995-04-24)
a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria. a person who practices one of the , especially a painter or sculptor. a person whose trade or profession requires a knowledge of design, drawing, painting, etc.: a commercial artist. a person who works in one of the […]
- Artist’s journal
noun See art journal
an , especially an actor, singer, dancer, or other public performer. Contemporary Examples He hated actually dealing with business matters, preferring to play the role of the likable artiste. Spielberg’s Shattered Dream Nicole LaPorte May 2, 2010 After seeing Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova perform in Cairo, Iolas knew he wanted to be an artiste. Alexander […]