a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are.
an artist or a writer whose work is characterized by realism
an adherent of realism
of or pertaining to realism
or to a person who embodies its principles or practices: the realist approach to social ills; realist paintings.
Origin: 1595–1605; real1 Related forms
; compare French réaliste
antirealist, noun, adjective
prorealist, adjective, noun