from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A painter of miniatures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. someone who paints tiny pictures in great detail


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

miniature +‎ -ist


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

    Book World: 'Mr. Chartwell' reviewed by Ron Charles

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

    Index of People

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

    Pride, prejudice and poor punctuation

  • 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

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

    Don't Miss: July 9-15

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

    How to Write Engaging Work in a Land of Rules

  • 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.

    Prospecting Some Personal Landscapes

  • With plays such as My Child and Contractions, Mike Bartlett has established a reputation as a theatrical miniaturist.

    Earthquakes in London

  • Far more miniaturist, and ultimately more predictive of the future arc of Argentina's fine-wine trajectory, are artisanal wineries such as Achával Ferrer and Viña Alicia.

    Two Worlds of Argentine Wines

  • On Saturday, May 3rd, come find out why Jeffrey Eugenides, Deborah Eisenberg, Michael Krüger, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Susan Bernofsky find miniaturist and microsciptologist Robert Walser one of the most compelling of 20th-century writers.

    Robert Walser event and other PEN World Voices goings-on


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.