as·​sem·​blag·​ist | \ ə-ˈsem-bli-jist How to pronounce assemblagist (audio) , ˌa-ˌsäm-ˈblä-zhist \

Definition of assemblagist

: an artist who specializes in assemblages

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Recent Examples on the Web Saar is one of the icons of the Black Arts Movements, a Los Angeles assemblagist known for taking some of the ugliest pieces of our culture’s detritus and making out of them things that are stirring and beautiful. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: How L.A. photographer George Rodriguez chronicled every corner of the city," 17 Oct. 2019 Well, Saar was, for a time, married to key Los Angeles assemblagist Betye Saar in the 1950s and ’60s. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: A closeup of dust, artistry of the Black Panther Party and celebrating the male physique," 5 July 2018 There’s the actor Dean Stockwell and [the assemblagist] Wallace Berman. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Dennis Hopper's 'Lost Album' is an intimate photo diary of the ground-breaking 1960s," 14 July 2017

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Assemblagist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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