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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Visual, Arts
artistart‧ist /ˈɑːtɪst $ ˈɑːr-/ ●●● S3 W2 noun [countable]  1 canvas.jpg AVART/CULTUREsomeone who produces art, especially paintings or drawings an exhibition of paintings by local artists make-up artist at make-up(1)2 PERFORMa professional performer, especially a singer, dancer, or actor Many of the artists in the show donated their fee to charity.3 informalGOOD/EXCELLENT someone who is extremely good at something He’s an artist in the kitchen. con artistTHESAURUSartist someone who produces art, especially paintings or drawingsan exhibition of paintings by 50 contemporary artistsa wildlife artist who specializes in drawing birdspainter someone who paints picturesthe Dutch painter, Johannes VermeerSisley was principally a landscape painter.photographer someone who takes photographs, as an art or as a jobCartier-Bresson was one of the greatest photographers of all time.a fashion photographerpotter someone who makes pots or other objects from clayIn Spain, local potters produce ceramics with beautiful brightly-coloured designs. sculptor someone who makes sculptures (=a work of art that is made from stone, metal, or wood)The museum has several pieces by the great English sculptor, Sir Henry Moore.performance artist someone who uses acting, dance and other actions to create art that expresses an ideaa one-man show by the French performance artist, Orlan
Examples from the Corpus
artistRichter is not a conventional painter: he is an artist who happens to use paint as a medium.Royalties on record sales govern how much an artist earns from his or her recording career.You've just got to do your best, whether you're a road-sweeper or an artist.She's an artist in the kitchen.A bold artist and rugged individualist, Jones loves to lift the lid on the id.The Minoan faience artists achieved very high levels of technical ability.Leonardo was the greatest artist of his time.I bought some post cards of prints by Japanese artists.We asked a local artist to come and show her work to the students.The band are not just successful recording artists - they are constantly touring and playing live to sell-out crowds.At that time Picasso was a struggling artist, little known outside Paris.Through figurative abstracted works on paper, Tempe artist Ron Bimrose taps into light themes like transition, fate and personal choice.This exhibit of paintings and sculptures traces the artist's work during five decades.The obituary described Nureyev as 'a great dancer and a true artist'.Sis, the son of two artists, grew up in the Czech capital of Prague.