• WordNet 3.6
    • n artist a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Portrait of the Artist Portrait of the Artist
Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic of beautiful handiwork performed by craftsmen of a bygone day Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic...
The artist changed his mind The artist changed his mind
Our animal artist Our animal artist
The Ultra-Modern artist The Ultra-Modern artist
Artistic Attempts Artistic Attempts

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: French artist, Michel Vienkot, uses cow dung as paint when he creates his pictures
    • Artist An artful person; a schemer.
    • Artist One who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan. "How to build ships, and dreadful ordnance cast,
      Instruct the articles and reward their."
    • Artist One who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution.
    • Artist One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1983, a Japanese artist, Tadahiko Ogawa, made a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast
    • n artist A person of especial skill or ability in any field; one who is highly accomplished; especially, one versed in the liberal arts.
    • n artist One skilled in a trade; one who is master of a manual art; a good workman in any trade: as, a tonsorial artist.
    • n artist One who practises any one, or any branch, of the fine arts; specifically, a painter or a sculptor.
    • n artist A member of one of the histrionic professions, as an actor, a tenor, or a dancer.
    • n artist In universities, a student in the faculty of arts.
    • n artist One who practises artifice; a trickster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During his lifetime, artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one of his paintings (The Red Vineyard)
    • n Artist ärt′ist one who practises an art, esp. one of the fine arts, as painting, sculpture, engraving, or architecture
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  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    “No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “The great artist is a slave to his ideals.”
  • Jean Cocteau
    “One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.”
  • Joseph Conrad
    “An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.”
  • Eugene Delacroix
    “Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. artiste, LL. artista, fr. L. ars,. See Art (n.), and cf. Artiste
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. artiste, It. artista—L. ars, artis, art.


In literature:

At last the day came for the journey, and the proud father and his happy son set out on foot for the home of the artist.
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora L. Carpenter
Meyerbeer recommended him to the director of the Renaissance Theatre and besides acquainted him with artists of note.
"Life of Wagner" by Louis Nohl
Newspaper artists make good money.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The Japs have an artistic temperament altogether and the simplest craftsman is an artist in his own way.
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
An artist who blamed himself for these exaggerations and omissions would blame himself for being an artist.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
The second is to be artistic, and includes works of the imagination, decoration, ornament, style.
"The Art of Illustration" by Henry Blackburn
Mark what we have said: of the artist, or artistic organism.
"Belcaro" by Vernon Lee
His father, too, was delighted, for he himself had once wished to be an artist.
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora Carpenter
The father was an artist, and he taught them all how to draw when they were very young.
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora Carpenter
In the case of Morland and Claudia their father's artistic talent had cropped out in the form of music.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil

In poetry:

Our own Australian artists
Made beautiful its halls --
The mighty steeds of Mahony
Pranced proudly on the walls.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
Would that I were an artist,
I would draw a human heart,
I'd show to men and women
The effects of corrupted parts.
"A Human Artist" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Would that I were an artist
And while I stand in time
I could show our youths eternity,
While they are in their prime.
"A Human Artist" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Here every bard is a genius,
And artists are Raphaels,
And above the roofs of Patchin Place
The Muse of Talent dwells.
"Tosh Bosh" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Artistic cottages upreared
In beauty, strength, and skill--
The happy, healthful homes endeared
To lovers of Watch Hill!
"Watch Hill" by Hattie Howard
A profile rare! a height of land
Outlined 'gainst heaven's blue
With bolder touch than skillful hand
Of artist ever drew.
"Watch Hill" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Shakespeare on the Sound will form its fifth annual Apprentice Company in 2013 to give theater students and developing artists the opportunity to work with some of the country's leading theater artists on our summer production and beyond.
Thompson Square won Single of the Year by a Group, Single by a New Artist and Video by a New Artist all for 'Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not' at the 2011 American Country Awards.
They are the work of artist Tom Sachs, known for his eccentric artistic explorations of consumerism, and also a strange fascination with the saucer-eyed cartoon Hello Kitty cats.
Homer artist Lynn Naden, top, recently completed an artist-in-residency at Fireweed Academy.
Literary artists seem no less susceptible to an inability to compound artistic triumph.
Guardian artist Louis Dunn salutes Manuel "Spain" Rodriguez, the iconic underground artist who died of cancer at his Bernal Heights home on Nov 28 with his daughter and wife at his bedside.
The artistic role the comic culture contributes can be seen on album covers or as projected graphics during concerts where you can find artists portrayed as superheroes.
Artist with SC Artist Association.
Al Pacino is attached to play French artist Henri Matisse in Escape Artists' "Masterpiece.".
The Florida Museum for Women Artists will host an artist talk at 1 pm Saturday, Dec 1, during which many of the 53 artists currently on display for museum 's juried art show will discuss their works.
I Awoke to Find My Spirit Had Returned (from Plain(s) Warrior Artist), 1999, by Rosalie Favell, courtesy the artist.
These seven artists have been selected as the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year.
Seether was the number one rock artist in 2011 and is probably well on its way to be the number one rock artist of 2012 as well.
I've always loved learning about new or new-to-me artists that sound a lot like the artists already filling my iTunes account.
As long as there have been artists, there have been artists depicting monsters.

In science:

It is important in practice because we only really know the kinetic parameters by solving the RG equation for positive bare mass; they must be extrapolated in some artistic way if one needs to go to negative bare mass.
Tests of Hypercubic Fermion Actions
Figure 12 sums up the preceding results in the form of an “artistic” view.
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model
The results from figure 13 can be summed up in a 3-dimensional space, of which we give an “artistic” view in figure 14.
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model
The other panels are artist concepts (courtesy of Ofer Dekel).
Cosmic Flows 99: Conference Summary
Thus on the one pole we have the artistic intelligentsia and on the other pole we have scientists.
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures