- a person who follows or adheres to the theories, methods, and practices of impressionism, especially in the fields of painting, music, or literature.
- an entertainer who does impressions.
- (usually initial capital letter) Fine Arts. of, relating to, or characteristic of Impressionism: Impressionist paintings; Impressionist artists.
Origin of impressionist
Related Wordsmime, writer, classicist, thespian, impersonator, copycat, parrot, actor, player, comedian, imitator, performer, parodist, mummer, trouper, caricaturist, impressionist, romanticist
Examples from the Web for impressionist
Tired of the classical sculptures, impressionist paintings, and chipped ancient relics you stroll past at your local art museum?Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You
July 3, 2014
The Met comes close to that goal in its current show on Impressionist dress—which was organized by a paintings expert.Punk: Chaos to Couture at the Costume Institute Shows How Derivative the Style Has Become
May 6, 2013
Bremer says he paints in a style best described as “American impressionist—primitive.”Paul Bremer’s New Canvas: Bush’s Iraq Boss Embraces Artistic Side
August 3, 2012
The unwanted blooms are at odds with his plans for a garden replicating the calming colours of an Impressionist painting.Royal Round-Up From The UK
July 8, 2012
He remembers that the specialist was eager to include it in the house's February 2010 Impressionist and Modern Sale.
Thus wrote some enthusiastic critics of the impressionist school.Melomaniacs
For the others, Ludlow was at that day too fanatical an impressionist to care.The Coast of Bohemia
William Dean Howells
“It is a new style of the impressionist which I began this morning,” soberly.The Place of Honeymoons
In truth, Mark Twain was an impressionist, rather than an imaginative artist.Mark Twain
There was no mistaking Léontine's description, which was impressionist to a degree.A Son of the Immortals
- (usually capital) any of the French painters of the late 19th century who were exponents of impressionism
- (sometimes capital) any artist, composer, or writer who uses impressionism
- an entertainer who impersonates famous people
- (often capital) denoting, of, or relating to impressionism or the exponents of this style
Word Origin and History for impressionist
as a style of painting aiming to represent overall impressions rather than exact details, first attested in English 1876 (adjective and noun), coined in French 1874 by French critic Louis Leroy ("école impressionniste") in a disparaging reference to Monet's sunset painting "Impression, Soleil Levant." Later extended to other arts.