a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.
a person who practices one of the fine arts, especially a painter or sculptor.
a person whose trade or profession requires a knowledge of design, drawing, painting, etc.: a commercial artist.
a person who works in one of the performing arts, as an actor, musician, or singer; a public performer: a mime artist; an artist of the dance.
a person whose work exhibits exceptional skill.
a person who is expert at trickery or deceit: He's an artist with cards.
Obsolete. an artisan.
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How to use artist in a sentence
Spotify, for instance, is offering educational classes to train artists to better promote their music to global audiences.The Biggest Challenge for Apple and Spotify in North Africa: YouTube | Eromo Egbejule | September 17, 2020 | Ozy
If you’re a writer or artist, you can use your talents to convey a message that will resonate with people.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money. | Sigal Samuel | September 17, 2020 | Vox
The worst thing a chef can be told by a businessperson or investor is that you’re an artist.Momofuku’s David Chang on the big changes the restaurant industry needs to make to survive | Beth Kowitt | September 14, 2020 | Fortune
Each show is hosted by or features an artist, designer or influencer that is associated with the brand or product.‘Our goal is to become a massive marketplace’: NTWRK is bringing livestream commerce to a younger generation | Kayleigh Barber | September 14, 2020 | Digiday
Your Friends In New York’ is predicted to bridge the gap between brands, artists and the community together in different forms including the next evolution of Pyer Moss fashion show.Kerby Jean-Raymond Launch ‘Your Friends In New York’ | Nandi Howard | September 11, 2020 | Essence.com
No artist had ever done anything like that at an awards show.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year | Kevin Fallon | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To be fair, no artist had ever been asked to, or could have pulled it off if they had.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year | Kevin Fallon | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The most exciting and thrillingly unique artist to surface in 2014.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More | Marlow Stern | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A 59-year-old retired subway train driver, who gave his name only as artist, admitted that he had family members in the NYPD.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC | M.L. Nestel | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A lot of actors are good, but Phil was a fully developed artist.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange | Marlow Stern | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This attracted much attention, and the London journals praised the artist.
Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
The pictures of flowers which this artist paints prove her to be a devoted lover of nature.
This artist is, sui generis, a daughter of the people, of unconventional tastes and habits.
Other pictures by this artist remind one of the works of Botticelli.
British Dictionary definitions for artist
a person who practises or is skilled in an art, esp painting, drawing, or sculpture
a person who displays in his work qualities required in art, such as sensibility and imagination
a person whose profession requires artistic expertise, esp a designer: a commercial artist
a person skilled in some task or occupation: an artist at bricklaying
obsolete an artisan
slang a person devoted to or proficient in something: a booze artist; a con artist
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