The Russian painter Ilya Kabakov has benefited from his reputation as a hushed dissident.
Acclaimed British painter Annie Kevans imagines the inner child of celebrities, dictators, and presidents.
Originally trained as a painter, Mthethwa brings a determined visual formalism to the portraits of his subjects in their homes.
"artist who paints pictures," early 14c., from Old French peintor, from Latin pictor "a painter," from pingere (see paint (v.)). Sense of "workman who colors surfaces with paint" is from c.1400. As a surname, Painter is attested from mid-13c. but it is difficult to say which sense is meant. Related: Painterly.
mid-14c., "rope or chain that holds an anchor to a ship's side," from Old French peintor, ultimately from Latin pendere "to weigh" (see pendant).