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  • noun art An artist who works in pastels


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  • But the pretty pastellist has been very careless, more foolish than the old maid or the two young fellows dream of.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • She is a pastellist of note, and some of her pastels are as good as Manet's and Degas's, so far as broad execution and brilliancy and delicacy of tones are concerned.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • Degas, the incomparable pastellist, the faultless draughtsman, the bitter, satirical, pessimistic genius, is an isolated phenomenon in his period, a grand creator, unattached to his time.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • Eva Gonzalès became the wife of the excellent engraver Henri Guérard, and died prematurely, not, however, before one was able to admire her talent as an exquisitely delicate pastellist.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • As painter, pastellist and wood-engraver he has produced since 1870, and has won for himself the first place among French engravers.

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • In the Salon of 1870 was shown the portrait of Eva Gonzalès, the charming pastellist and pupil of

    The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

  • Assuredly, yet the etcher has often rendered the effect of a quiet sea in terms of line, as a pastellist has rendered it in terms of color, and a musician in terms of tone-feeling, and a poet in terms of tone-feeling plus thought.

    A Study of Poetry

  • Grétry and Latour, an eminent pastellist, often came to these dinners at Le Moine's, which were highly convivial and amusing.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • Latour was the greatest pastellist of the eighteenth century, and he never attempted more than a drawing heightened with colour.

    Mike Fletcher A Novel

  • His was not a romantic or a graceful figure among his contemporaries, the pastellist La Tour,

    Promenades of an Impressionist


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