graphic arts

plural noun

Definition of graphic arts

: the fine and applied arts of representation, decoration, and writing or printing on flat surfaces together with the techniques and crafts associated with them

Examples of graphic arts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 15 programs slated for closure include graphic arts, theater, chemistry, women’s and gender studies and business communication, according to an email sent to students. Elyssa Cherney, chicagotribune.com, "Concordia University Chicago cuts 51 faculty and staff, closes 15 academic programs after ‘prioritization’ review," 22 Dec. 2020 Hill taught graphic arts at Alliance High School from 2002 to 2015. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Solon cartoonist chronicles ‘year everybody wants to forget’ in new book," 18 Dec. 2020 Were you influenced by graphic arts as much as by animated cartoons? Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, "Meet the mysterious cartoonist behind ‘the weirdest thing on Adult Swim’," 13 Dec. 2020 The shows provide an array of work from paintings, drawings, graphic arts and sculpture to ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 24 Sep. 2020 See the results in paintings, drawings, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 15 Oct. 2020 The shows provide an array of work from paintings, drawings, graphic arts and sculpture to ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 24 Sep. 2020 At Tohopekaliga High, students can focus on the technology of creating theater, like lighting; sound and music technology; film and video tech; or graphic arts. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "‘It’s about opportunity': Diversifying Orlando’s arts scene requires pathways for people of color," 19 Oct. 2020 The shows provide an array of work from paintings, drawings, graphic arts and sculpture to ceramics, fiber/beadwork and photography. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of graphic arts

1858, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Graphic arts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graphic%20arts. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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