• WordNet 3.6
    • n portraitist a painter or drawer of portraits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Portraitist A portrait painter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n portraitist A maker of portraits; a portrait-painter; one who devotes his attention particularly to portraits, as a photographer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Portraitist a portrait-painter
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. portrait, portraire—L. pro, forth, trahĕre, to draw.


In literature:

Even the Jewish and the Italian quarters of New York have their portraitists in fiction.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections" by William Archer
Have you ever watched a competent portraitist at work?
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
They are at the head of contemporary portraitists, at all events.
"French Art" by W. C. Brownell
The list of foreign artists other than portraitists who visited England before 1750 for varying periods is also impressive.
"John Baptist Jackson" by Jacob Kainen
To the same skilful portraitist are due: 660, a Knight of Malta; and 661, A Daughter of Louis XV.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
His brother Jean was known as a portraitist of great ability.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
As a portraitist, Fantin was peculiarly fortunate.
"Artists Past and Present" by Elisabeth Luther Cary
The first duty of the portraitist is to generalize the expression of his subject.
"Art Principles" by Ernest Govett
He is a portraitist doubled by a psychologist.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker

In news:

A Portraitist's Romp Through Art History .
Celebrity Portraitist Gerard Malanga .
Cleveland woman gains renown as horse portraitist .
The clock was ticking when portraitist Peter Engels sat down to paint billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson.
Portraitist In the Halls Of Her Artistic Ancestors.
A Landmark Portraitist For an Extraordinary Age.
A Portraitist Considered the ' Titian of Louisiana.
Master caricaturist/portraitist Drew Friedman talks about his craft and his Borscht Belt heroes.
Phillips, a prolific itinerant portraitist active in New England between 1811 and 1865, was a self-taught neo-Classical realist, a kind of folk-art Ingres.
The failures of the Bush presidency are not lost on the stipple portraitists at the Wall Street Journal.