One who has the ability to transfer life onto any surface by the magic of brain/eye to hand coordination.
Those who can paint realistically or not are artists for they transfer life onto a surface such as paper or canvas.

Drawing is a form of artistry.
by RuffledRaven March 12, 2013
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a person or being that identifies themselves as a creator of artof any sort
duchamp; el greco; stanely kubrik; lydia lunch; ray bradbury (you get the point)
by Stacy January 14, 2004
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An incredibly talented person who dedicates the time and hard work to creating a beautiful work of art, be it a sculpture, music, literature, or a painting.

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.
Lynda marveled at the sculptors skill as she gazed at the realistic deer, soldered out of pieces of scrap metal.

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.
by qazsw23 April 13, 2011
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Anyone who uses their creativity to express themselves. Whether they believe they are an artist or not.
I'm don't think of myself as an artist, just a person with some shit on his mind that needs to get out.
by JeremiahTwine October 03, 2011
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artist (ar-tist)
1. Most common definition, a depressed, underpaid, sad person in their early twenties or late teens, although they can be many ages. They cannot afford art supplies, cry themselves to sleep, lack inspiration, and draw about once every 3 full moons. When asked what they want to be, they answer an artist, but they know that like everything else in their miserable lives, that is a lie. They hate their art style although their friends love it, and have no self confidence whatsoever.
2. Anyone who practices a talent involving creating something without outstanding functionality other than to entertain or inspire.

3. Sarcasm used to describe someone lacking skills in art.
1."I am an artist!"
"But you never draw?"
"I know..." (cries in corner)
2. Poets, authors, and dancers deserve the title of artist.
3. "That two year old is a real artist, proper Picasso! Smeared paint all over my new Lamborghini!"
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a master of the craft.

can also be understood as "ist", located at the end of the word being modified.
"damn, he ate all the pizza?"
"yeah"
"all ten slices."
"yeah."
"damn, that kids a straight murk-artist."

"you got there in ten minutes"
"yeah, i'm a fuckin' skirtist."
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a person who is skilled in or specializes in something
I would respect her more if she weren't such a gossip artist.
by The Return of Light Joker February 18, 2012
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