What is artist?

  • (noun): A person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination.
    Synonyms: creative person


An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only. The term is often used in the entertainment business, especially in a business context, for musicians and other performers (less often for actors). "Artiste" (the French for artist) is a variant used in English only in this context. Use of the term to describe writers, for example, is certainly valid, but less common, and mostly restricted to contexts like criticism.

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Zinovy Gerdt - Honours and Awards
... Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1959) People's Artist of RSFSR (1969) People's Artist of the USSR (1990) Award "Kinotavr" in nomination "The Prize of the Presidential Council for the creative career" (1996 ...
Tracey Emin - Work - Photography
... The photograph shows the artist sitting in an upholstered chair in Monument Valley, a spectacular location on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona ... On Clothes From My Friends (She Took The Shirt Off His Back) (1997), shows the artist trying on her friends’ clothes offering up questions of identity ... Made at a time of public and financial success, the image connects the artist’s desire for money and success and her sexual desire (her role as ...
Jack Lord - Artist
... During his years at NYU, Lord and his brother Bill opened the Village Academy of Arts ... Jack's childhood dream was to become an artist ...
Paducah, Kentucky - Music in Paducah
... The town of Paducah has given birth to artists from various genres ... The top mainstream artist is Steven Curtis Chapman, the greatest selling Christian artist of all time ... Rockabilly Hall of Fame artists Ray Smith, whose recording of Rockin' Little Angel was a hit in 1960 and Stanley Walker, who played guitar for Ray Smith and others ...
Reba McEntire
... Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American country music artist and actress ... Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall ... In the United States, she ranks as both the seventh best-selling female artist in all genres and the seventh best-selling country artist ...

Famous quotes containing the word artist:

    The artist in me cries out for design.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Every artist writes his own autobiography.
    Havelock Ellis (1859–1939)

    The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe; he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)