Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who paints miniatures; an illuminator of manuscripts, or a painter of small pictures, especially portraits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A painter of miniatures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An artist who paints miniature figures or scenes.
  • noun A person who creates or collects miniature figurines (such as dolls).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who paints tiny pictures in great detail

Etymologies

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miniature +‎ -ist

Examples

  • Peg Mokrass: So … you are a miniaturist then … stubbornly so.

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  • If Fred Tomaselli (b. 1956) had lived during the Byzantine era, he might have been a mosaicist; during the Middle Ages, a miniaturist — a painter of fantastical scenes densely woven out of flora and fauna — decorating the margins of illuminated manuscripts.

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  • Although one might hope that Robison would again concentrate more of her attention on the short story, the form in which I believe her best work is to be found, it neverthelesswill be interesting to seeif she can continue to apply her miniaturist skills tocompelling effect in whatever future novels she may write as well.

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  • At left, "The Silver Goblet," a 1912 watercolor-on-ivory self-portrait by the Atlanta-based miniaturist Lucy May Stanton.

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  • Although one might hope that Robison would again concentrate more of her attention on the short story, the form in which I believe her best work is to be found, it neverthelesswill be interesting to seeif she can continue to apply her miniaturist skills tocompelling effect in whatever future novels she may write as well.

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  • She compared her own technique to a miniaturist, "the little bit of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush".

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  • Hunt is a careful miniaturist, capturing moods and places in just a few sentences.

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  • Hunt is a careful miniaturist, capturing moods and places in just a few sentences.

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  • Edridge, Henry (1769 – 1821): engraver and miniaturist renowned for his portrait drawings.

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  • Although one might hope that Robison would again concentrate more of her attention on the short story, the form in which I believe her best work is to be found, it neverthelesswill be interesting to seeif she can continue to apply her miniaturist skills tocompelling effect in whatever future novels she may write as well.

    November 2009

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