Art"ist (#), n. [F. artiste, LL. artista, fr. L. ars. See Art, n., and cf. Artiste.]
One who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan.
How to build ships, and dreadful ordnance cast,
Instruct the articles and reward their.
One who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the manual execution.
⇒ The term is particularly applied to painters, sculptors, musicians, engravers, and architects.
One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation.
An artful person; a schemer.
Syn. -- Artisan. See Artisan.
© Webster 1913.