portraitist

[ pawr-tri-tist, -trey-, pohr- ]
/ ˈpɔr trɪ tɪst, -treɪ-, ˈpoʊr- /

noun

a person who makes portraits.

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Origin of portraitist

First recorded in 1865–70; portrait + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for portraitist

portraitist
/ (ˈpɔːtrɪtɪst, -treɪ-) /

noun

an artist, photographer, etc, who specializes in portraits
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