Definition of art direct 

: to work as an art director This, to my knowledge, is the first time that an illustrator had been hired to art direct illustration in a magazine.— James McMullan, The Education of an Illustrator, 2000 art direct for a movie

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First Known Use of art direct

1915, in the meaning defined above

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