Definition of Sunday painter in English:

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Sunday painter


An amateur painter, especially one with little training.
Example sentences
  • Henri Rousseau was a self-taught Sunday painter who began intensive painting when he was 40 years old.
  • Erf's own failure to achieve mechanical precision blurs the distinctions between the Sunday painter and the professional artist, commenting obliquely on the institutions of art and art education.
  • Somehow it came as no surprise to learn that Iain Duncan Smith is a Sunday painter, especially since he asked on Desert Island Discs for a set of oil paints as his luxury item.
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