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Definition of Artisan


  1. One who professes and practices some liberal art; an artist.
  2. One trained to manual dexterity in some mechanic art or trade; and handicraftsman; a mechanic.

Artisan Quotations

I am an artisan. I only became an artist when people watch what I do. That is when it becomes art.
Rhys Ifans

In Great Britain the price of food is at a higher level than in any other country, and consequently, the British artisan labours at a disadvantage in proportion to the higher rate of his food.
Joseph Hume

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
Henry David Thoreau

My unrealized ambition is to tend my vines, produce wine, and work like an artisan. I dream of rediscovering the old traditions and customs of wine growing, not necessarily to deny the technology which we have today, but to harness it and work in harmony with nature.
Gerard Depardieu

To the question how one kind of labor can be measured against another, how the labor of the artisan can be measured against the labor of the artist, how the labor of the strong can be measured against the labor of the weak, the communists can give no answer.
Benjamin N. Cardozo
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Artisan Translations

artisan in French is artisan
artisan in German is Kunsthandwerker
artisan in Latin is faber
artisan in Spanish is artesano, menestral
artisan in Swedish is hantverkare
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