a member of an association or institution for the advancement of arts, sciences, or letters.
a follower or promoter of the traditional trends in philosophy, art, or literature:
Reforms were instituted over the protests of the academicians.
Contemporary Examples

He needs to display a level of skill that brings him closer to an American sign-painter than to a French academician.
Hopper: So Bad He’s Good Blake Gopnik August 4, 2013

Historical Examples

“Can’t see why they didn’t make me a full academician while they were about it,” he said.
A Case in Camera Oliver Onions

They unanimously elected me an academician, and I have received the diploma.
Art in England Dutton Cook

There was only one academician who could be found to give a vote for Harlow.
Art in England Dutton Cook

Then he would have declared himself not to be an academician, but a Republican.
The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope

But if I do I’m mortally afraid they’ll make an academician of me.
December Love Robert Hichens

And not only did he court Brtigny, but every academician who came in.
The Immortal Alphonse Daudet

The line of art pursued by my very ingenious predecessor and brother academician, Mr. Penny.
The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4 Charles Lamb

You will not be an academician, but you will always be my dear little lover.
Juliette Drouet’s Love-Letters to Victor Hugo Louis Guimbaud

But, Madame, the Academy only has any real interest for you when an academician dies.
The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6 Guy de Maupassant

a member of an academy (sense 1)

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