Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A painter of portraits; one who paints the likeness of the face.

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Examples

  • Strangely enough, Rouquet does not mention that egregious and fashionable face-painter, Sir Joshua's master, Thomas

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

  • That the portrait-painter (the 'face-painter' as Hogarth delighted contemptuously to designate him) found sufficient occupation is likely enough; but, otherwise, the British artist had perforce to limit the aspirations of his genius to the decoration of ceilings and staircases, and to derive his chief emoluments from painting the sign-boards of the British tradesman: if not a very dignified still a remunerative employment; for in those days every London shop boasted its distinct emblem.

    Art in England Notes and Studies

  • 'Well, well,' said Fuseli, who growled at everything and everybody, but was yet a friend to Lawrence, 'since they _must_ have a face-painter to reign over them, let them take Lawrence; he can at least paint eyes!'

    Art in England Notes and Studies

  • 'This comes,' he cried, 'of my blasted simplicity in showing my sketches -- never mind -- I'll teach the face-painter to meddle with my Prospero and Miranda.'

    Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)

  • Lineups never stopped for Prudential Town Centre Realty Inc. 's Horse and Wagon Rides, the bouncy castles, and for the brilliant artistry of Doodlebug, the face-painter and Round-A-Bout the balloon clown sponsored by Sue Coleman, RE/Max Aboutown Realty Horse

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  • Centre Realty Inc. 's Horse and Wagon Rides, the bouncy castles, and for the brilliant artistry of Doodlebug, the face-painter and Round-A-Bout the balloon clown sponsored by Sue Coleman,

    WN.com - Business News

  • Also, as part of Family Fun Day, the Rays have a great giveaway to the first 10,000 kids 14 and under, a face-painter, a clown, a stilt-walker, mascots and balloons inside the rotunda.

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  • Also, as part of Family Fun Day, the Rays will have a dunk tank outside Gate 1 and a face-painter, a clown, a stilt-walker, mascots and balloons inside the rotunda.

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  • A children's tent kept kids busy with sand art, crafts, and helping to entertain were a clown and a face-painter.

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  • There will also be a face-painter who will transform you into your favourite storybook character: I’m looking forward to that!

    Children's Book Festival for KL?

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