What is artist?

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

Artist

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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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 ...
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 ... Friends (She Took The Shirt Off His Back) (1997), shows the artist trying on her friends’ clothes offering up questions of identity ... 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 consumer) with her use of her body and her emotional life to ...
Reba McEntire
... (born March 28, 1955) is an American country music artist and actress ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word artist:

    The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, who follows blind instinct, strives to duplicate the reality of nature. The first one elevates art to its highest peak; the second one lowers it to its basest level.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    An artist is a creature driven by demons. He don’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. He is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg, or steal from anybody and everybody to get the work done.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    The artist must be an egotist because, like the spider, he draws all his building material from his own breast. But just the same the artist alone among men knows what true humility means. His reach forever exceeds his grasp. He can never be satisfied with his work. He knows when he has done well, but he knows he has never attained his dream. He knows he never can.
    Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948)