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An artist is a person who creates art. This word is used most often for persons and activities of 'high culture'. That is for example drawing, painting, sculpture, acting, dancing, writing, filmmaking, photography, and music. Sometimes a person who is very good at their job is called an artist, even if it is not considered as art. A scientist or mathematician can be called an artist.

Dictionary definitions

Wiktionary defines the noun 'artist' (one artist, two artists) as follows:

  1. A person who creates (makes) art.
  2. A person who creates art as an occupation, that means the person earns his/her money with art.
  3. A person who is skilled at some activity, that means a person who is very good in something.

Examples of art and artists