Definitions for: Painter


[n] large American feline resembling a lion
[n] a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)
[n]
[n] a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint



Webster (1913) Definition: Paint"er (p[=a]nt"[~e]r), n. [OE, pantere a noose,
snare, F. panti[`e]re, LL. panthera, L. panther a hunting
net, fr. Gr. panqh`ra; pa^s all + qh`r beast; cf. Ir.
painteir a net, gin, snare, Gael. painntear.] (Naut.)
A rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything.
--Totten.


Paint"er, n. [Corrupt. of panther.] (Zo["o]l.)
The panther, or puma. [A form representing an illiterate
pronunciation, U. S.] --J. F. Cooper.


Paint"er, n. [See lst Paint.]
One whose occupation is to paint; esp.:
(a) One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like,
with paint.
(b) An artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a
flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like.

Painter's colic. (Med.) See Lead colic, under Colic.

Painter stainer.
(a) A painter of coats of arms. --Crabb.
(b) A member of a livery company or guild in London, bearing
this name.

Synonyms: catamount, cougar, Felis concolor, mountain lion, panther, puma

See Also: abstract artist, abstractionist, Adnre Derain, Alberti, Alberto Giacometti, artist, Bell, Benton, Blake, Braque, Cezanne, Chagall, Childe Hassam, Chirico, colorist, Constable, Copley, Corot, Courbet, creative person, cubist, Dali, dauber, Daumier, David, Davis, de Kooning, Delacroix, Derain, distortionist, Dufy, Duncan Grant, Duncan James Corrow Grant, Ernst, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Eugene Delacroix, Fauve, fauvist, Felis, Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix, finisher, Fragonard, Francisco de Goya, Francisco Goya, Francisco Jose de Goya, Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes, Frederick Childe Hassam, Fry, Gainsborough, Gauguin, genus Felis, Georges Braque, Giacometti, Giorgio de Chirico, Goya, Goya y Lucientes, Grant, Gris, Gustave Courbet, Hassam, Hokusai, Homer, Honore Daumier, house painter, impressionist, Ingres, Jacques Louis David, Jaun Gris, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Jean Honore Fragonard, John Constable, John Copley, John Singleton Copley, Kandinsky, Katsushika Hokusai, Kent, Kirchner, landscapist, Leon Battista Alberti, letterer, limner, line, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, miniaturist, muralist, oil painter, old master, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, pointilist, portrait painter, portraitist, portrayer, Postimpressionist, Raoul Dufy, realist, Rockwell Kent, Roger Eliot Fry, Roger Fry, Salvidor Dali, scene painter, scenic artist, sign painter, skilled worker, stippler, Stuart Davis, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Hart Benton, trained worker, Vanessa Bell, Vanessa Stephen, Wassily Kandinsky, watercolorist, watercolourist, wildcat, Willem de Kooning, William Blake, Winslow Homer

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Famous Quotes Containing Painter:


You've got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.

-- Ellen Barkin (American Actress)

When Picasso painted in Paris, was he a Spanish or a French painter? It does not matter, he was Picasso, whatever the influences surrounding him. He simply chose Paris because it was the ideal place for him to sell his creation.

-- Jean-Jacques Annaud (French Director)

In fact, I thought my calling was to be a painter.

-- Patti Smith (American Musician)

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

-- Henri Matisse (French Artist)

I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason.

-- Jasper Johns (American Artist)

As a painter you're responsible yourself, 100 percent. In film, you have the editor, the director, the other actors. It has the advantage of not being solitary.

-- Sylvia Kristel (Dutch Actress)

The picture is all he feels about it, all he thinks worth preserving of it, all he invests it with. If all the qualities which a painter took from the model for his picture were really taken, no person could be painted twice.

-- Lucian Freud (British Artist)

So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent.

-- Minoru Yamasaki (American Architect)

The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement.

-- Lucian Freud (British Artist)

A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.

-- Leopold Stokowski (English Musician)

Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.

-- Pablo Picasso (Spanish Artist)

Every top player has his own style, just as every painter has his own personal signature.

-- Vladimir Kramnik (Russian Celebrity)

There is no scientific discoverer, no poet, no painter, no musician, who will not tell you that he found ready made his discovery or poem or picture - that it came to him from outside, and that he did not consciously create it from within.

-- William Kingdon Clifford (English Mathematician)

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.

-- Pablo Picasso (Spanish Artist)

New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.

-- Jackson Pollock (American Artist)

I will be a historical painter.

-- William Allan (Scottish Artist)

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.

-- Bridget Riley (British Artist)

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

-- Claude Monet (French Artist)

I was excited by what my painter friends were doing, and they seemed to be interested in our poetry too, and that was a wonderful little, fizzy sort of world.

-- Kenneth Koch (American Poet)

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.

-- Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch Artist)

Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter. Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.

-- Ed O'Brien (English Musician)

I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings where all published and attracted a great deal of interest. I exhibited one of them and it was sold.

-- John Dyer (Welsh -)

If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter.

-- Norman Spinrad (American Author)

I continue to get further away from the usual painter's tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc.

-- Jackson Pollock (American Artist)

To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.

-- Pablo Picasso (Spanish Artist)

A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things.

-- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German Artist)

The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.

-- William Hazlitt (English Critic)

I adore the theater and I am a painter. I think the two are made for a marriage of love. I will give all my soul to prove this once more.

-- Marc Chagall (French Artist)

From the age of six I wanted to be an artist. At that point I meant a painter, but it turned out what I really meant was I was someone who was very interested in watching the world and making copies of it.

-- Reynolds Price (American Novelist)

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.

-- Paul Klee (Swiss Artist)

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.

-- John Ruskin (English Writer)

Dali was the great painter then and surrealism was a way of life.

-- Vincente Minnelli (American Director)

I never knew any painter worthy of the name who paid the smallest attention to what a critic says, even in conversation.

-- Robert Baldwin Ross (French Celebrity)

Many times I asked myself, 'Who is a painter in your own eyes?'

-- Peter Malkin (Israeli Public Servant)

Every good painter paints what he is.

-- Jackson Pollock (American Artist)


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