con·​cep·​tu·​al·​ist | \ kən-ˈsep-chə-wə-list How to pronounce conceptualist (audio) , -chü-ə-, -chə-list, -shwə-list \

Definition of conceptualist

: an adherent to the tenets of conceptualism or of conceptual art

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Recent Examples on the Web This great quasi-conceptualist who changed the course of art with art that ruptured definitions is now one of the most devoted craftsmen of painting alive. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 22 Sep. 2021 Like his fellow Black conceptualist David Hammons, Pope. Benjamin Lima, Dallas News, 6 Nov. 2020 Unlike Duchamp, whose work can be difficult and arcane, Baldessari is a conceptualist with a common touch. Deborah Solomon, New York Times, 7 Jan. 2020 The crisp, matter-of-fact approach, in this piece and throughout, dovetails with that of many of his fellow Southern California conceptualists of the early ’70s. Leah Ollman,, 5 July 2019 The 92-year-old Romanian conceptualist’s first show in Los Angeles consists of more than 50 works drawn from throughout different periods of her career — all inspired by the Greek fabulist Aesop. Carolina A. Miranda,, 17 May 2018 Eric was the sample king and Hank was the overall conceptualist. George Varga,, 31 Mar. 2018 This season, the conceptualist crafted frame-like tents out of wood, rope, and fabric that obscured his models’ faces. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2018 Out of the conch shell, into the frying pan An unusually skilled conductor and conceptualist, Schick is also a masterful musician on seemingly any percussion instrument. George Varga,, 10 Jan. 2018 See More

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Conceptualist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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