[pawr-tri-tist, -trey-, pohr-]
- a person who makes portraits.
Origin of portraitist
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Examples from the Web for portraitist
This week: Philip Larkin goes Hollywood, the portrait of a portraitist, and getting rich quick in China.Best of Brit Lit
April 2, 2009
His brother Jean was known as a portraitist of great ability.Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders
George Wharton Edwards
As a portraitist, Titian's is the only name to be coupled with that of Velasquez.Franz Liszt
The first duty of the portraitist is to generalize the expression of his subject.Art Principles
A Portraitist is a person who paints what other people don't think he sees.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.
Charles L. Graves
Her eyes were not large, nor yet luminous; smothered fire would have been the verdict of a portraitist.Painted Veils
- an artist, photographer, etc, who specializes in portraits
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