impressionist impressionist  /ɪm ˈprɛ ʃə nəst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a painter who follows the theories of Impressionism
  2. (adj) relating to or characteristic of Impressionism

Usage(s):

  1. Saturday Night Live's ace impressionist gets the gig for the first dinner of the Bush era.
  2. When impressionist painting suddenly swept into fashion at the turn of the century, their prices began a rocket ascent that is still going strong.
  3. If Manet was not exactly a modernist, he was certainly not an impressionist.

News

  1. Singing Impressionist Veronic Dicaire's Showcase Familiar Yet Unique

    You go where the work is. Especially when Celine Dion needs an opening act. There are many singers but fewer singing impressionists, and most of those are men. Veronic DiCaire had put a few points on the board as a singer and was recording a third album
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. Thirst for Impressionist Works Powers Sale

    Sotheby's auction of Impressionist and modern art also gets boost from private collections.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. A Reasonably Good Day for Christie's

    A thin Impressionist sale features minor work by some major artists.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "Collectors started to collect (Impressionist works) in Europe and in this country," Connell said. "The galleries started to carry works. You started to be able to see things in Chicago as well as New York, and it all developed."
    on May 1, 2008 By: Jane Connell Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Frank will be missed," West said in a statement. "He made an indelible impression as The Riddler in the classic 'Batman' TV series and he was a fine impressionist as well. Frank made me laugh. He was a friend and fascinating character."
    on May 18, 2005 By: Adam West Source: KVUE

  3. Piers Morgan described him as the "best impressionist we've ever seen on Britain's Got Talent", while Amanda Holden said it was incredible Paul hadn't been discovered during more than 20 years of trying to make it in showbiz.
    on May 16, 2010 By: Piers Morgan Source: Metro

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