- noun1 person whose job is to paint buildings, walls, etc.ADJECTIVE▪ self-employed▪ house▪ signPHRASES▪ painter and decorator (BrE)▪
He now works as a painter and decorator.2 artist who paints picturesADJECTIVE▪ celebrated, distinguished, famous, great, leading, master, renowned, well-known▪
some of the great painters of the last century▪
the Dutch master painter Jan Vermeer▪ accomplished, good, talented▪ successful▪ amateur, professional▪ self-taught▪ contemporary, modern, modernist▪
an exhibition of works by contemporary painters▪ 16th-century, etc.▪ court▪
Rudolf II's court painter▪ oil, watercolour/watercolor (esp. BrE)▪ abstract, animal (esp. BrE), figurative, fresco (esp. BrE), genre, landscape, miniature, portrait, realist, still-life▪ Cubist, Impressionist, Romantic, etc.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.