This person has dedicated years of work to mastering his craft, and deserve as much credit as any other professional in a field. They generally have a higher level of creativity and imagination.
Contrary to stereotypical belief, they do not have to forego an education or be on drugs to be an artist.
Dr. Smith was quite surprised and blushed when he realized that the artist he had been talking down to was also a doctor.
Ralph, an aspiring artist, worked long and hard on his painting and was proud of the result.
can also be understood as "ist", located at the end of the word being modified.
"all ten slices."
"damn, that kids a straight murk-artist."
"you got there in ten minutes"
"yeah, i'm a fuckin' skirtist."
(many doctors are artists). Artists are very eager to learn new things in their constant pursuit of perfection, and true artists make work that is absolutely perfect. Artists can't be described as either type A or type B, or social or antisocial, since anyone who strives for perfection of anything is really an artist. Good artists study up on the work of masters (people who pioneer new technology, philosophies, or created work that can be understood through multiple viewpoints as great leaps forward).
2. A term used by lazy rats or people with inflated egos to explain why they don't have a real job/life/friends. These people often are not willing to learn or try new things, insisting that they already have all the skills they need to be great. These people make no contributions to larger society whatsoever and are a general pest. You can find some of them at art galleries making bombastic or inflated statements about the art there instead of getting outside and curing polio or teaching people.
Jill the artist has been holed up in her studio working on a mural for a children's hospital and wants to get every detail right.
Jack used his ability to copy and artistic skill to make tactile replicas of paintings and sculptures to put in museums for blind people. He is an artist.
Henry dropped out of community college and hasn't bathed or cleaned his apartment in weeks because he's an "artist" and doesn't understand why people won't buy paintings from his "Shit on a Canvas" series.