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Meaning of artist

art•ist

Pronunciation: (är'tist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.
  2. a person who practices one of the fine arts, esp. a painter or sculptor.
  3. a person whose trade or profession requires a knowledge of design, drawing, painting, etc.: a commercial artist.
  4. a person who works in one of the performing arts, as an actor, musician, or singer; a public performer: a mime artist; an artist of the dance.
  5. a person whose work exhibits exceptional skill.
  6. a person who is expert at trickery or deceit: He's an artist with cards.
  7. an artisan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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