[pawr-tri-tist, -trey-, pohr-]
a person who makes portraits.

1865–70; portrait + -ist

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portraitist (ˈpɔːtrɪtɪst, -treɪ-)
an artist, photographer, etc, who specializes in portraits

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Example sentences
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.
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