An illuminator of manuscripts; later, one who drew or painted; a portraitist. [< Lat. lumino = illuminate, brighten with colour]

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  • Limner — ist eine Bezeichnung sowie der Notname für die meist unbekannten Kunsthandwerker, die vor der Etablierung einer eigenständigen Amerikanischen Kunst abseits der indianischen Kunst in Amerika unterwegs waren. Limner waren in der Regel Schildermaler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Limner — is a term applied to the art of untrained and unnamed painters of the American Colonies, or to the artists themselves. Typically the art is ornamental decoration for signs, clock faces, fire buckets, fire screens, etc. The term is derived from… …   Wikipedia

  • Limner — Lim ner (l[i^]m n[ e]r), n. [F. enlumineur, LL. illuminator. See {Limn}, and cf. {Alluminor}.] A painter; an artist; esp.: (a) One who paints portraits. (b) One who illuminates books. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limner — /lim neuhr/, n. 1. a person who paints or draws. 2. an itinerant painter of 18th century America who usually had little formal training. 3. a person who describes or depicts in words: an essayist known as a fine limner of prominent people and… …   Universalium

  • limner — limn ► VERB literary ▪ depict or describe in painting or words. DERIVATIVES limner noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «illuminate a manuscript»: from Latin luminare make light …   English terms dictionary

  • limner — noun see limn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • limner — noun /ˈlɪmnɚ/ Someone who limns …   Wiktionary

  • Limner — Иллюстратор рукописи …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • limner — n. one who describes; one who portrays (by painting, drawing, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • limner — lim·ner …   English syllables

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