Definition of war artist in English:

war artist

Line breaks: war art¦ist

noun

  • An artist employed to draw or paint events and situations arising during a war.
    More example sentences
    • In 1918 he worked as a war artist and from 1890 until c. 1925 he painted murals for Boston Library and Museum.
    • His premature death when working as a war artist in the Second World War has added to his romantic appeal, but you don't need rose-tinted glasses for the bittersweet nature of his work to please.
    • C.R.W. Nevinson: the modern artist of modern war: during Nevinson's career as a war artist in 1914-18, his paintings changed dramatically in style.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw