Person with a broad variety of tastes in the arts.
More commonly- one with fine technical skills and style in a particular field or several related fields.
The Virtuoso

An excellent coffee table book by Ken Carbone, photographed by Howard Schatz.
It showcases forty virtuosos, each with amazing ability for what they do:

The biographies were informative and the pictures were amazing. This book was a true inspiration for me. Each of these people deserves a node if they don't already have one.

Vir`tu*o"so (?), n.; pl. Virtuosos (#); It. Virtuosi (#). [It. See Virtuous.]

1.

One devoted to virtu; one skilled in the fine arts, in antiquities, and the like; a collector or ardent admirer of curiosities, etc.

Virtuoso the Italians call a man who loves the noble arts, and is a critic in them. Dryden.

2. Mus.

A performer on some instrument, as the violin or the piano, who excels in the technical part of his art; a brilliant concert player.

 

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