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 , as an actor, musician, or singer; a public performer:
a mime artist; an artist of the dance.
a person whose work exhibits exceptional skill.
a person who is expert at trickery or deceit:
He’s an artist with cards.
Obsolete. an artisan.
Anthony Haden-Guest talks to the mad genius behind it, artist Francesco Vezzoli.
Lady Gaga and the Bolshoi? Anthony Haden-Guest November 10, 2009
The artist and The Descendants win big, Ricky Gervais (mostly) behaves, and phallic jokes abound.
Golden Globes 2012 Winners & Losers: Watch Best Moments (Video) Shannon Donnelly January 15, 2012
Diddy Gets Dirty for Chelsea Neither the artist currently known as Diddy nor E!
14 Best Late Night TV Moments of the Year The Daily Beast December 28, 2010
The artist won awards for best picture, best director, and best actor.
‘The Artist’ Wins Big February 25, 2012
But Botton is not interested in broaching the subject of “how to make it work,” as an artist in an expensive town.
Writers to New York: I Wish I Knew How to Quit You Molly Hannon November 30, 2014
Such are the horses on which gods and heroes ride, as represented by the artist.
On Horsemanship Xenophon
This artist, in the words of Lanzi, “was the first to see and follow light.”
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 Various
The lady paints, her husband is a doctor, and she is living with an artist.
Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
Of Rouquet’s activities as an artist in England there are scant particulars.
De Libris: Prose and Verse Austin Dobson
He is an artist, though he keeps his talents as secret as if they were crimes.
Adrien Leroy Charles Garvice
a person who practises or is skilled in an art, esp painting, drawing, or sculpture
a person who displays in his work qualities required in art, such as sensibility and imagination
a person whose profession requires artistic expertise, esp a designer: a commercial artist
a person skilled in some task or occupation: an artist at bricklaying
(obsolete) an artisan
(slang) a person devoted to or proficient in something: a booze artist, a con artist
1580s, “one who cultivates one of the fine arts,” from Middle French artiste (14c.), from Italian artista, from Medieval Latin artista, from Latin ars (see art (n.)).
Originally used especially of the arts presided over by the Muses (history, poetry, comedy, tragedy, music, dancing, astronomy), but also used 17c. for “one skilled in any art or craft” (including professors, surgeons, craftsmen, cooks). Now especially of “one who practices the arts of design or visual arts” (a sense first attested 1747).
bullshit artist, bunco artist, clip-artist, gyp, make-out artist, put-on, ripoff, sack artist, short-change artist
- 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 […]
conforming to the standards of ; satisfying aesthetic requirements: artistic productions. showing skill or excellence in execution: artistic workmanship. exhibiting taste, discriminating judgment, or sensitivity: an artistic arrangement of flowers; artistic handling of a delicate diplomatic situation. exhibiting an involvement in or appreciation of , especially the fine : He had wide-ranging artistic interests. involving […]
- Artistic director
a person who is responsible for the administration of a theater or ballet company, opera house, etc. Contemporary Examples His father was the artistic director of an ad agency, while his mom taught art history. How Airline Pilot and Instagram Star Adam Senatori Gets Perspective from 1,400 Feet Oliver Jones October 12, 2014 Guyton, founder […]