- a person who uses colour, esp an artist
- a person who colours photographs, esp black-and-white ones
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Examples from the Web for colourist
Now to speak of Rubens; what are his characteristics as a colourist?
Reynolds was a colourist, but he came conspicuously to grief in glass.
For the painter of the future will have to be a colourist such as has never yet been seen.The Letters of a Post-Impressionist
Vincent Van Gogh
Dauphin, who is nearly allied with him, always remains a colourist.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4)
As a colourist—his most distinguished rle—he was perhaps the greater of the two.Chats on Japanese Prints
Arthur Davison Ficke