Pastellist

pastelist

[pa-stel-ist; especially British pas-tl-ist]
noun
an artist who draws with pastels.
Also, especially British, pastellist.


Origin:
1880–85; pastel1 + -ist

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pastel (ˈpæstəl, pæˈstɛl)
 
n
1.  a.  a substance made of ground pigment bound with gum, used for making sticks for drawing
 b.  a crayon of this
 c.  a drawing done in such crayons
2.  the medium or technique of pastel drawing
3.  a pale delicate colour
4.  a light prose work, esp a poetic one
5.  another name for woad
 
adj
6.  (of a colour) pale; delicate: pastel blue
 
[C17: via French from Italian pastello, from Late Latin pastellus woad compounded into a paste, diminutive of pastapaste1]
 
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