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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... 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 photograph shows the artist sitting in an upholstered chair in Monument Valley, a spectacular location on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona, holding her book ... 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 consumer) with ...
... 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 Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American country music artist and actress ... National 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 ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word artist:
“Coincidence is a pimp and a cardsharper in ordinary fiction but a marvelous artist in the patterns of facts recollected by a non-ordinary memorist.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“The soul of Man must quicken to creation.
Out of the formless stone, when the artist united himself with stone,
Spring always new forms of life....”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.”
—Henry Miller (18911980)