Definition Of limner

noun

a painter, especially of portraits or miniatures.

The limner was never solely a miniaturist, but worked in other formats and media too.

Example Of limner

  • She has developed a penchant for painting her immediate surroundings and has proven to be a deft limner of the domestic interior.

  • The limner was never solely a miniaturist, but worked in other formats and media too.

  • The heroic portraits include those by Joshua Johnson, the free black limner who was in great demand as a portrait artist in and around his native Baltimore during the early national period.

  • The painting is by the same unidentified limner as the portraits of Catherine Van Patten and Adam Swarth in the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.

  • Welch explores how naturalists, especially those who were also artists, limners , or illustrators, sought to depict the world of Nature, particularly animate Nature, for themselves, their national compatriots, and the world.


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