assemblagist

noun

as·​sem·​blag·​ist ə-ˈsem-bli-jist How to pronounce assemblagist (audio)
ˌa-ˌsäm-ˈblä-zhist
: an artist who specializes in assemblages

Example Sentences

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, 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, latimes.com, 5 July 2018 There’s the actor Dean Stockwell and [the assemblagist] Wallace Berman. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 14 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of assemblagist was in 1963

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“Assemblagist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assemblagist. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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