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 Dictionary entry overview: What does artist mean? 

ARTIST (noun)
  The noun ARTIST has 1 sense:

1. a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination

  Familiarity information: ARTIST used as a noun is very rare.

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ARTIST (noun)

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A person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


artist; creative person

Hypernyms ("artist" is a kind of...):

creator (a person who grows or makes or invents things)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "artist"):

illustrator (an artist who makes illustrations (for books or magazines or advertisements etc.))

lensman; photographer (someone who takes photographs professionally)

Pre-Raphaelite (a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals)

graphic artist; printmaker (an artist who designs and makes prints)

pyrographer (an artist who practices pyrography)

romantic; romanticist (an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism)

carver; sculptor; sculpturer; statue maker (an artist who creates sculptures)

stylist (an artist who is a master of a particular style)

surrealist (an artist who is a member of the movement called surrealism)

symbolist (a member of an artistic movement that expressed ideas indirectly via symbols)

painter (an artist who paints)

musician (artist who composes or conducts music as a profession)

modernist (an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles)

classic (an artist who has created classic works)

classicist (an artistic person who adheres to classicism)

constructivist (an artist of the school of constructivism)

decorator; ornamentalist (someone who decorates)

draftsman; drawer (an artist skilled at drawing)

etcher (someone who etches)

expressionist (an artist who is an adherent of expressionism)

maestro; master (an artist of consummate skill)

minimalist (a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism)

Instance hyponyms:

Edward Lear; Lear (British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888))

Jasper Johns; Johns (United States artist and proponent of pop art (born in 1930))

Al Hirschfeld; Hirschfeld (United States artist noted for his line-drawn caricatures (1904-2003))

Duchamp; Marcel Duchamp (French artist who immigrated to the United States; a leader in the dada movement in New York City; was first to exhibit commonplace objects as art (1887-1968))

Audubon; John James Audubon (United States ornithologist and artist (born in Haiti) noted for his paintings of birds of America (1785-1851))

Arp; Hans Arp; Jean Arp (Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966))

Louis Comfort Tiffany; Tiffany (United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933))

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