Definition of gallerist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡalərist/


A person who owns an art gallery or who exhibits and promotes artists' work in galleries and other venues in order to attract potential buyers: gallerists will tell you it would be difficult to break even without doing at least one art fair per year
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  • Afterwards I'm taken to the nearby home of a former photo gallerist who now has the job of overseeing the Elton John collection.
  • Christine's acceptance by a haughty lady gallerist on the basis of a goofy videotape monologue seems a bit far-fetched.
  • In addition, it gives a gallerist an opportunity to educate his collectors about why an artist has chosen to paint nudes.


Early 20th century (in the sense 'person in a gallery'): from gallery and -ist.

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Syllabification: gal·ler·ist

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