What is painter?

  • (noun): An artist who paints.
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Painter

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, leaf, copper or concrete, and may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, gold leaf as well as objects.

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Clarkson Frederick Stanfield - Mature Career
... Meanwhile Stanfield developed his skills as an easel painter, especially of marine subjects he first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1820 and continued, with only a few early interruptions, to his death ... Stanfield's art was powerfully influenced by his early practice as a scene-painter ... and they evince the most complete knowledge of the artistic materials with which their painter deals ...
Painter, Virginia - Demographics
... There were 104 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Eiteljorg Museum Of American Indians And Western Art - Fellowship
... Eiteljorg fellows include Rick Bartow, Yurok painter and mixed media artist (2001) Corky Clairmont, Salish-Kootenai printmaker and installation artist (2003) Gerald Clarke, Cahuilla ... video artist, photographer (2011) Kay WalkingStick, Cherokee Nation painter Marie Watt, Seneca Nation installation artist and printmaker (2005) Will Wilson, Navajo photographer (2007) ...
Jacob Van Loo - Biography
... father, Jan van Loo, may have been a notary, but more often his father is described as a painter from whom Jacob van Loo received his early training ... In 1643 he married Anna Lengele, the sister of the painter Martinus Lengele (1604–1668) ... Jacob van Loo's son, Louis Abraham van Loo, was also a painter, as were his grandsons, Jean-Baptiste van Loo and Charles-André van Loo ...
San Francisco Art Institute - Notable Alumni and Former Students
... Some alumni of the institute include Lance Acord, cinematographer William Anthony, painter Aziz + Cucher, artists Addie L ... creator of Mount Rushmore (1927) Stan Brakhage, filmmaker Joan Brown, painter Kathryn Bigelow, film director Sarah Cain, artist Emily Carr, painter ... Katzen, author of the Moosewood Cookbook Eduardo Kingman, master Latin American painter Greg Kulz tattoo artist Laura Kipnis, author, media critic, professor at Northwestern University Ronnie ...

More definitions of "painter":

  • (noun): A worker who is employed to cover objects with paint.
  • (noun): A line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing).

Famous quotes containing the word painter:

    No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    I foresee the time when the painter will paint that scene, no longer going to Rome for a subject; the poet will sing it; the historian record it; and, with the Landing of the Pilgrims and the Declaration of Independence, it will be the ornament of some future national gallery, when at least the present form of slavery shall be no more here. We shall then be at liberty to weep for Captain Brown. Then, and not till then, we will take our revenge.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Then, bringing me the joy we feel when wee see a work by our favorite painter which differs from any other that we know, or if we are led before a painting of which we have until then only seen a pencil sketch, if a musical piece heard only on the piano appears before us clothed in the colors of the orchestra, my grandfather called me the [hawthorn] hedge at Tansonville, saying, “You who are so fond of hawthorns, look at this pink thorn, isn’t it lovely?”
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)