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Saturday, December 14, 2002

Definitions for atelier

  1. A workshop; a studio.

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Citations for atelier
A garage in Montparnasse served as Leo's atelier, and there he labored on his huge triptychs, mixing his paints in buckets and applying them with a kitchen mop. Mordecai Richler, Barney's Version
After Groton, he would attend the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, then settle in Paris, rent an atelier and paint. Benjamin Welles, Sumner Welles: FDR's Global Strategist
Origin of atelier
Atelier comes from French, from Old French astelier, "carpenter's shop," from astele, "splinter," from Late Latin astella, alteration of Latin astula, itself an alteration of assula, "a shaving, a chip," diminutive of assis, "board."
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