art·​work | \ ˈärt-ˌwərk How to pronounce artwork (audio) \

Definition of artwork

1a : an artistic production an 8-foot metal artwork
b : artistic work artwork being sold on the sidewalk
b : material (such as a drawing or photograph) prepared for reproduction in printed matter

Examples of artwork in a Sentence

A local painter was selling her artwork on the street. The walls of the restaurant are decorated in original artwork. Some of the children's artwork was hanging on the refrigerator. The museum recently recovered two stolen artworks.
Recent Examples on the Web Olrik was also a talented artist and was doing well financially, selling his artwork at festivals. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 5 Aug. 2022 Bella Kidman Cruise typically keeps her Instagram account focused on her artwork, but treated fans to a mirror selfie on Aug. 26, 2020. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2022 Her artwork shows her in an empty green lot where the Robert Taylor homes used to be, the former home of women in her life including her grandmother. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 2 Aug. 2022 Fortunately, Moss has her own artwork to remember the sitting by: a pair of birds that Freud tattooed onto her lower back. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 1 Aug. 2022 The winner of the competition earns a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school and gets their artwork displayed on Google's homepage for 24 hours. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 22 July 2022 Like Kruger, artist Alicia Eggert has also chosen a medium associated with advertising for her activist artwork. John Corso-esquivel, The Conversation, 22 July 2022 Meet Black quilters who are showcasing love for Baltimore through their artwork. Micha Green, Baltimore Sun, 21 July 2022 In the Garden Exhibition: Nine Detroit women will exhibit and sell their artwork at this community event on three vacant lots that’s been transformed into a garden named Griffin Gardens. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 21 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of artwork

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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16 Aug 2022

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“Artwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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