- an artist whose specialty is small, discrete works.
- a person who makes, collects, or specializes in miniature objects: a miniaturist with a collection of dollhouses.
Origin of miniaturist
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Examples from the Web for miniaturist
He was brought up, as his father had been before him and as his son was after him, as a miniaturist.The Story of Verona
In the early days Fra Angelico must have been a miniaturist.Fra Angelico
Yet he was far from being a miniaturist,—he was, in fact, anything but that.Edward MacDowell
It followed that, when they attempted subjects on a really large scale, the faults of the miniaturist clung about them.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3
John Addington Symonds
The work of the miniaturist and the scribe grew more and more delicate and exquisite in form, colour, and invention.The Bases of Design
- a person who paints miniature portraits
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Word Origin and History for miniaturist
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