limner

[lim-ner]
noun
1.
a person who paints or draws.
2.
an itinerant painter of 18th-century America who usually had little formal training.
3.
a person who describes or depicts in words: an essayist known as a fine limner of prominent people and their careers.
4.
an illuminator of medieval manuscripts.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English lymnour, lymynour; see limn, -or2, -er1

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limn (lɪm)
 
vb
1.  to represent in drawing or painting
2.  archaic to describe in words
3.  an obsolete word for illuminate
 
[C15: from Old French enluminer to illumine (a manuscript) from Latin inlūmināre to brighten, from lūmen light]
 
limner
 
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Provide materials, and direct students to produce a self-portrait, using the style of one of the selected limner portraits.
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