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portraitist

[pawr-tri-tist, -trey-, pohr-] /ˈpɔr trɪ tɪst, -treɪ-, ˈpoʊr-/
noun
1.
a person who makes portraits.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; portrait + -ist
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Examples from the web for portraitist
  • His tightly framed study of the portraitist is an unexpectedly moving investigation of the artistic process.
  • He was a favored portraitist for many of his subjects, who sometimes allowed him to follow them for days.
  • Shanks, as portraitist and connoisseur of the human form, surprises and delights in this special exhibition.
  • He was a talented portraitist and his cartoons are renowned for their accurate portrayal of well-known gurus.
British Dictionary definitions for portraitist

portraitist

/ˈpɔːtrɪtɪst; -treɪ-/
noun
1.
an artist, photographer, etc, who specializes in portraits
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