Definition of portraitist
: a maker of portraits
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An observant and expressive portraitist, the American artist spent most of her adult life in Spanish Harlem and Morningside Heights.
But maybe the offending self-portraitist could give performance art a whirl?
Little heralded in her lifetime, Neel (1900-1984) has won posthumous acclaim as one of America’s most inventive and peculiar portraitists.
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PORTRAITIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of portraitist for English Language Learners
: a person who paints or draws portraits
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