iconographer

noun

ico·​nog·​ra·​pher ˌī-kə-ˈnä-grə-fər How to pronounce iconographer (audio)
1
: a maker of figures or drawings especially of a conventional type
2
: a student of iconography

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The icons — painted by a master iconographer at a monastery in Mount Athos onto pieces of canvas sized to fit niches in the church’s interior — began arriving in diplomatic pouches. Jane Margolies, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2022 The icons — painted by a master iconographer at a monastery in Mount Athos onto pieces of canvas sized to fit niches in the church’s interior — began arriving in diplomatic pouches. Jane Margolies, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Dec. 2022 Other panels include scenes from Sept. 11, like the burning twin towers and some of the firefighters and police officers who died in the rescue effort, which the iconographer, known as Father Lukas, painted from photographs. Jane Margolies, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2022 Other panels include scenes from Sept. 11, like the burning twin towers and some of the firefighters and police officers who died in the rescue effort, which the iconographer, known as Father Lukas, painted from photographs. Jane Margolies, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Dec. 2022 The upstart Tudor dynasty and its heretic kingdom needed a thoroughly modern iconographer. Dominic Green, WSJ, 15 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of iconographer was in 1888

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“Iconographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iconographer. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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