pas·​tel·​ist pa-ˈste-list How to pronounce pastelist (audio)
variants or pastellist
: an artist who works with pastels

Examples of pastelist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vigée Le Brun’s father was a pastelist, though not an especially successful one. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2022 This metaphysical tradition gets picked up today by the Portuguese-British pastelist Paula Rego, who emerges as a star of this Biennale with an entire gallery of her fraught scenes of domestic violence, where love and fear make humans act like dogs. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2022 Over the rainy weekend, thirty-seven oil painters, watercolorists, pastelists and acrylic artists descended on Northbrook to paint the town as part of an annual four-day painting festival. Anna Kim,, 2 Oct. 2019 Share These Dishes and Desserts Green tea alfajor cookies with dulce de leche, mini matcha bundt cakes and pastelist with sweet green tea cream cheese filling at Yoko Matcha. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, 9 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pastelist was in 1881

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“Pastelist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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